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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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Special design considerations for vivariums include:
One approach that has been shown to effectively and safely vary air change rates in labs and vivariums is to use a sensor to detect the air quality for such contaminants as total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), ammonia, other chemical vapors and odors, as well as particulates.
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An apparent positive is that they only need their vivarium cleaned out once every month which sounds extremely painful and pleasant at the same time.
Some fifty examples here range from a bridge that curls up into itself when not in use to a stacked rental car dispenser and a vivarium that attempts to replicate a forest.
Sid bangs on the vivarium in the morning, for us to let him out.
Comprised of six levels, the building provides research space for Population Health, Fundamental Research labs, both wet and dry labs, and a state of the art Vivarium facility, each designed to encourage open and ongoing collaboration between the different components on a clinical, educational, and research basis.
Abene, curator at the Georgia-based Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, gets partial funding from the Cullen Vivarium Wildlife Conservancy in Milwaukee.
The center will include classrooms, glass-walled labs, offices, a rooftop greenhouse, a lecture hall, an atrium, aquariums (some in public view), a vivarium for animal research, meeting areas, and a faculty tearoom.
The anthology is also published at as Brill's journal Vivarium, vol.