Raymond E. Hulse writes:
>I need to use MS-222 (Tricaine Sp?) to anaesthetize some convict
>cichlids for an experiment but am not sure of the dosage. I have had a
>few suggestions but I would really like to be as certain as possible.
>If anyone could provide any suggestions or advice it would be greatly
>appreciated. Additionally, do I need to be concerned with paralyzing
>the respiratory tract of the animal if I use this drug? I haven't heard
>any information that would confirm this. However, the few people that I
>have talked to are at most slightly familiar with it's uses and almost
>ignorant of it's affects on fish.
Try David Randall or David R Jones (or their pubs or their grad
students/postdocs) at the University of British Columbia. They do this all
the time, especially Randall's group. Unfortunately I only have Dave Jones
#(604 228 4228), but someone there can transfer you to Randall's lab if you
need to be.
Harry Mangalam Vox:(619) 453-4100, x250
Dept of Biocomputing Fax:(619) 552-1546
The Salk Institute 1' mangalam at salk-sc2.sdsc.edu
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd 2' hjm at salk-sgi.sdsc.edu
La Jolla CA 92037 3' mangalam at salk.bitnet