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vivarium

a place where live animals are kept under natural conditions for study, research, etc.

Vivarium

 

an enclosure in which different animals, mainly laboratory animals used for experimental purposes, are kept. A vivarium can also be used as a place to breed animals. There are specialized vivariums for dogs, monkeys, and other animals and general vivariums in which various animal species are kept. Vivariums are used mostly to keep dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, white rats, white mice, hamsters, and gerbils. Vivariums may include aquariums, insectaries, terraria, and open-air cages for birds.

Microbiological research organizations have vivariums in which animals that are particularly susceptible to diseases caused by microorganisms (such as mice and rats) are usually kept. To prevent the spread of diseases, including those experimentally induced, the animals are usually kept in isolated, easily disinfected metal or glass cages.

vivarium

An enclosure for raising animals and keeping them under observation.
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The same authors showed that the mean number of eggs laid/snail was higher in the population density of 10 snail/box, but they did not relate the number of snails per area of the vivaria used in snails rearing.
Animals are not machines," state the Vivaria project creators, but they may be the best model for creating the next generation of mechanical advancements.
The company has extensive experience and proficiency in the construction of intricate mechanical systems, high-purity process piping, clean rooms, complex life sciences laboratories, vivaria, as well as parenterals, vaccines and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) both chemical and bio, and bulk chemical facilities.
Agulhon, Maurice, Formas de sociabilidad en Chile, Fundacion Mario Gongora, Vivaria Ed.
At research facilities, the smoke tubes are absolutely essential to ensuring tight seals on devices or rooms that are subjected to microbiological decontamination with formaldehyde gas, such as Class II biological safety cabinets or BSL-3 laboratories and vivaria.