[Xenopus] Xenopus laevis survey
a.holmes at chester.ac.uk
Mon Mar 9 06:15:41 EDT 2015
Dear Xenopus Community,
Thank you so very much to everyone who has responded to our request, we are so grateful for the time so many of you have given to complete the survey. If you have yet to have a look at it then there is still time, the survey can be found here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RP6P2LY and it will remain open until the end of the month.
Thank you once again to everyone who has responded.
From: Andrew Holmes
Sent: 23 February 2015 14:57
To: 'xenopus at lists.mbl.edu'
Subject: Xenopus laevis survey
Dear Xenopus Community,
I am a researcher at the University of Chester where we are interested in the housing and husbandry of Xenopus laevis. We would very much appreciate your help in completing a short survey on the housing of X. laevis, the results of which will help to guide our research.
The survey can be found by following the link below and should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. All data will be treated anonymously. None of the questions are compulsory, although obviously we'd appreciate as much information as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.
Whilst a similar study was published around 15 years ago, a number of guides and protocols have since been published (e.g. Reed, 2005; Koustubhan et al, 2008; Green, 2009) and we anticipate that some aspects of housing are likely to have changed in the intervening years. As we are interested in current X. laevis housing and husbandry protocols there are no right or wrong answers. The information you provide will help to direct our research, allowing us to focus on areas where more clarification is needed.
About us - The Amphibian Behaviour & Endocrinology group at the University of Chester is interested in the welfare and conservation of amphibian species. We are currently conducting research into the housing and husbandry of Xenopus laevis (funded by the NC3Rs - http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/). Should you wish any further information about the survey or our group, please email me at a.holmes at chester.ac.uk<mailto:a.holmes at chester.ac.uk>. Thank you once again for any help you can provide us.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Chester
Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ
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