A Simple Method for Preserving Live Toad in Winter
Liu Jixiu; Chen Jing; Miao Rong; et al. (Department of Physiology, Tianjin College of TCM, Tianjin 300193)
A simple method to keep healthy toad alive for plysiological and pharmacological studies in winter was exploited. The hibernating toads could be reared in cages provided with appropriate amount of water and at or slightly above 2O℃ room temperature. They can be fed with specially prepared artificial food to keep them alive. It should be cautioned that ambient temperature be constantly monitored during experiment, because the heart rate of toads could be lowered as temperature falls.