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[Reward Delivery] Prevent Bacteria Growth - Lily - 12-25-2018

My lab is thinking about rewarding mice with sugar water instead of normal water, but we are worried about bacteria growth in the delivery tubes. Does anyone have good suggestions to prevent bacteria growth in water delivery systems?


RE: [Reward Delivery] Prevent Bacteria Growth - Josh - 12-27-2018

Hi Lily,

One option is to use a pinch valve (e.g. part 225P011-21, here) with silicone elastic tubing (e.g. this), and throw away / replace the tubing as needed.

-Josh