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RE: [Killietalk] Coca-Cola method
To euthanasia fish, I use the the tank water at
present temp add this and the fish to a small wide
mouth glass jar first. Then I add enough ice to cover
the surface of the container. The thermal layering of
the cold water gently euthanasias the fish.
--- Barry Cooper <bjc3 at centurytel_net> wrote:
> I suspect that this method is as humane as any
> other, but I personally
> prefer to drop the fish into ice water. That is also
> quick, and I believe
> causes minimal pain.
> The AVMA approved methods for fish euthanasia in
> laboratory fish are all
> essentially impractical for hobbyists. CO2 exposure
> is an approved method,
> although it is annotated that CO2 exposure is
> stressful for some animals.
> The post some weeks ago about using a carbonated
> beverage, such as Coke (or
> better club soda) could be considered. My instinct,
> however, is that
> exposure of fish to a super-saturated solution, with
> gas bubbles forming,
> might be stressful.
> At 06:17 PM 12/1/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> >On the rare occasion that I have to hasten the
> unavoidable demise of one of
> >my fishes, I have always thrown them in a pot of
> water that was at a rolling
> >boil. I've done this for years, per the advice of
> friends and family.
> >Have I been doing the wrong thing? Have I been
> causing unnecessary
> >suffering? Please advise. The fishes seem to
> expire in a second or less
> >using my method.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: AL Anderson [mailto:killiman at iquest_net]
> >Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 7:04 PM
> >To: killifish discussion list
> >Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Coca-Cola method
> >Aw shucks to put them out of their suffering throw
> them in a pot of rice
> >with a little soy sauce and invite the club members
> over for supper a few
> >veggies help.
> >local far east store has dried golden wonders that
> they eat like crackers.
> >They also have a fish paste in jars that you can
> see the color patterns in
> >the fish inside of the jar, thy taste very salty
> and are not very good on
> >To join the AKA see
> >To join the AKA see
> Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical
> Sciences, Cornell University
> Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon
> State University
> Home address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR
> 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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