The Dalila effect: C57BL6 mice barber whiskers by plucking

@article{Sarna2000TheDE,
  title={The Dalila effect: C57BL6 mice barber whiskers by plucking},
  author={Justyna Sarna and Richard H. Dyck and Ian Q. Whishaw},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={108},
  pages={39-45}
}
Group-housed laboratory mice are frequently found with their whiskers and facial hair removed. [...] Key Method The animals were then placed together in an observation box and their social behavior was videorecorded. The videorecording was subjected to frame-by-frame analysis. Barbering was found to occur during acts of mutual grooming. During grooming, one member of a mouse pair removed the vibrissae of the conspecific and did so by grasping individual whiskers with the incisors and plucking them out. Although…Expand
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