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MOSCOW, March 14 (Reuters) - Wanted: 3,200 white mice. Must be female. No more than 18 grams.
Purchaser: the Kremlin security service.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
what would the Kremlin want with thousands of mice?
Several characteristics have led to the increased use of mice in research. Scientists say that mice are genetically similar to humans (at least 80 percent of DNA in mice is identical to that of humans). They are also used because of their small size, short lifespan and reproductive cycle, low maintenance in captivity, and mild manner. For these reasons, house mice constitute the majority of mammals used in research, testing, and education. More than ten million mice are used each year in U.S. laboratories alone, in tests of new procedures and drugs as well as in research involved in the production of biological products such as vaccines
Originally posted by Britguy
Simple answer - if they got only 1600 females and the rest were males, they'd be overrun very quickly