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Not that I can contribute this, but I thought that it would be interesting to see the home/work labs that some of the people here use. It would help to see what other people in your field use and give you and idea of what you could use.

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I had these on my computer...

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My lab looks a lot like ecoli's up there, with the addition of the mouse area. Our mice are in the barrier room, so we gotta get all dolled up in these space suit things here to keep the mice nice and clean and healthy:

And here are (or were, rather, before we dissected them) some of my mice, running on a testing device called a Rotarod. Basically, the mouse that falls off last has the strongest muscles.

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oh yeah, I have a clean room for mouse experiments as well (no pictures though).

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Do you kill your own mice? I'm just wondering what the accepted way for killing mice to disect is. I'm sure there are plenty of nutters out there who want to kill you!

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doubt this will work as on laptop... but:

A panaramic of my lab... It's got an ultrafast laser system in it, among other things....

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Do you kill your own mice? I'm just wondering what the accepted way for killing mice to disect is. I'm sure there are plenty of nutters out there who want to kill you!

We do it with CO2 chambers, though I've heard of some labs that break their spines by pulling on their tails a specific way. I think the latter has to many chances for error, and unnecessary pain.

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We do it with CO2 chambers, though I've heard of some labs that break their spines by pulling on their tails a specific way. I think the latter has to many chances for error, and unnecessary pain.

Yes, that's what we use, CO2 chambers. I haven't heard of the tail trick, but I've also heard of a method that basically involves popping their skull off of their neck. From what I know it's a method from back in the day, and again difficult to pull off. I'm pretty sure methods of this nature are now illegal.

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Doesn't CO2 make the blood very acidic? That would be kind of painful.

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Doesn't CO2 make the blood very acidic? That would be kind of painful.

I just assume they suffocate first... doesn't cutting off O2 to the brain causes a sort of mild hallucinogenic affect?

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Eh, can't be much worse than a mousetrap anyways.

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labs are being refitted just now at uni. i'll get some pictures january or so when everything is still nice and shiny. by march it'll be back to its grubby old self

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Swansont: that looks alot like alot of the stuff that you can't see in my image because it's too small and most of it's inside black boxes

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Ive got a Boner! Nice Laser setup Swansont

here check out my Lab:

this is in the Stock room:

Ill show you the other Lab sometime next week too

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Swansont: that looks alot like alot of the stuff that you can't see in my image because it's too small and most of it's inside black boxes

We have the original system out so we could play with it. The later incarnations are much more compact, as we had decided on a design. It's modular and fiber-coupled now; we have tried three different laser sources, and none of the optics had to be reworked — just plug in a different fiber. I'll post some more pics when I get back to the office.

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Yes, that's what we use, CO2 chambers.

I hope these are not prefilled chambers? Those are rather nasty. Cervical dislocation is usually better, but one needs some skill to pull it off (no pun intended).

Actually CO2 use is getting much disputed in a number of labs.

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I hope these are not prefilled chambers? Those are rather nasty. Cervical dislocation is usually better, but one needs some skill to pull it off (no pun intended).

Actually CO2 use is getting much disputed in a number of labs.

no, compressed CO2 from a tank.

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The guts of two new fountain clocks, under vacuum.

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The guts of two new fountain clocks, under vacuum.

I've always wondered what they looked like, I guessed something like that from the designs of how they work... very cool

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Meh, sneaky little Hobbitsess with their shiny preciousesssss...

My Lab is Way cooler!

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Check out my equipments:

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Here is a couple of mine:

And before the detector went in:

Here's mine:

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Note to the above poster

Your image is a little large

What is a Gimp Maskorz 8D?

This is probably the ugliest room in my house but it was the safest place to get all of my lab together into one place.

I would have liked to place them closer together but that would not have been possible. I think that it was amazing that I got them this close.

The images show a representation of everything as opposed to having absolutely everything in them. The list is more complete.

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Magnetic stuff

Lots of terrifyingly strong NIB (Neodymium Iron Boron) magnets, some weaker ceramic magnets (although that large ones size does make it quite strong).

Iron fillings, screws.

Metal non magnetic tubes for lens law experiments.

Electric stuff

Plasma ball.

Flapping remote control aircraft.

Power ball.

Normal torch, simplest torch ever, LED torch that can flash.

Random stuff

Ball bearings, metal bits, springs, metal ruler, tiny bearings, rubber bands, polystyrene chunk, speaker insides.

Odd sort of key and a piece of string that can be used to make very small explosions with match heads.

Other Materals

Woods metal, bismuth crystals, pyrolytic graphite.

Powerful battery pack, watch battery's and tiny motors that can be powered by them.

Also

Spectroscopic glasses.

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