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Mouse
Fossil range: Late Miocene–Recent
House Mouse, Mus musculus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Mus
Linnaeus, 1758
Species
A mouse (plural mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter.
.The American White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) and the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), as well as other common species of mouse-like rodents around the world, also sometimes live in houses.^ Long ago I lived in worlds where sometimes emacs was not available.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ The other day I was swimming in pretty cold water and my fingers turned white as well.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

These, however, are in other genera.
.Although mice may live up to two and a half years in captivity, the average mouse in the wild lives only about four months,[citation needed] primarily owing to heavy predation.^ Here's what Game FreakZ had to say about the 'one & only' Mouse Hand Warmer : "Your looking at the picture thinking well where is it arn't you!?
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^ So, after 15 years of operating an ecommerce business with cold hands, I decided to address the cold mouse hand problem and invented the one & only Mouse Hand Warmer® blanket pouch.
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^ The idea for a Mouse Hand Warmer® came about after spending many years working long, late hours sitting at a computer.
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Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice. .Nevertheless, because of its remarkable adaptability to almost any environment, and its ability to live commensally with humans, the mouse is one of the most successful mammalian genera living on Earth today.^ Most of the so-called field success of Dvorak - and there is precious little - tends to be because the testees never learned properly how to type on a QWERTY. .
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ But most people I've observed using the computer these days rely almost exclusively on the mouse, to the detriment of their overall computer experience.
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Mice can at times be harmful rodents, damaging and eating crops[1], causing structural damages and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces[2]. .In North America, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse excrements has been linked to hantavirus, which may lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).^ SHOP USB Heated Hand Warmers Infrared Heated Mouse Infrared Heated Mouse Pad Mouse Hand Warmer _____________________ Add Your Link Contact Us .
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The original motivation for the domestication of cats is thought to have been for their predation of mice and their relatives, the rats.[citation needed]
Primarily nocturnal animals, mice compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators.[3]

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Reproduction

Pups that are just a day old
Breeding onset is at about 50 days of age in both females and males, although females may have their first estrus at 25–40 days. Mice are polyestrous and breed year round; ovulation is spontaneous. The duration of the estrous cycle is 4–5 days and estrus itself lasts about 12 hours, occurring in the evening. Vaginal smears are useful in timed matings to determine the stage of the estrous cycle. Mating is usually nocturnal and may be confirmed by the presence of a copulatory plug in the vagina up to 24 hours post-copulation. The presence of sperm on a vaginal smear is also a reliable indicator of mating.[4]
Female mice housed together tend to go into anestrus and do not cycle. .If exposed to a male mouse or the pheromones of a male mouse, most of the females will go into estrus in about 72 hours.^ The idea for a Mouse Hand Warmer® came about after spending many years working long, late hours sitting at a computer.
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^ It is the most miserable feeling in the world to be cold and in pain all the time and there is nothing you can do about it but sit and wait for it to go away.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Many computer users who sit and work at the computer for long hours suffer with an exposed, cold mouse hand.
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This synchronization of the estrous cycle is known as the Whitten effect. .The exposure of a recently bred mouse to the pheromones of a strange male mouse may prevent implantation (or pseudopregnancy), a phenomenon known as the Bruce effect.^ Patients with Raynaud's phenomenon who have no symptoms other than the color changes of extremities may require only measures to prevent complications.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

[4]
The average gestation period is 20 days. A fertile postpartum estrus occurs 14–24 hours following parturition, and simultaneous lactation and gestation prolongs gestation 3–10 days owing to delayed implantation. The average litter size is 10–12 during optimum production, but is highly strain dependent. As a general rule, inbred mice tend to have longer gestation periods and smaller litters than outbred and hybrid mice. The young are called pups and weigh 0.5–1.5 g (0.018–0.053 oz) at birth, are hairless, and have closed eyelids and ears. Cannibalism is uncommon, but females should not be disturbed during parturition and for at least 2 days postpartum. .Pups are weaned at 3 weeks of age; weaning weight is 10–12 g (0.35–0.42 oz).^ Lahur on March 27, 2007 10:42 PM From Ben, ages ago: > * Test subjects consistently report that keyboarding is faster than > mousing.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

If the postpartum estrus is not utilized, the female resumes cycling 2–5 days postweaning.[4]
Newborn male mice are distinguished from newborn females by noting the greater anogenital distance and larger genital papilla in the male. This is best accomplished by lifting the tails of littermates and comparing perineums.[4]

Laboratory mice

Mice are common experimental animals in biology and psychology primarily because they are mammals, and also because they share a high degree of homology with humans. .They are the most commonly used mammalian model organism, more common than rats.^ More often than not, they don't.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ If you try to remember a lot more than these, you are entering the region of diminishing return: allocating your precious memory for shortcuts infrequently used.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

^ Generally though, everybody who uses a computer should be learning the shortcuts for the most common commands in their most common applications.
  • Coding Horror: Going Commando - Put Down The Mouse 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

The mouse genome has been sequenced, and virtually all mouse genes have human homologs. They can also be manipulated in ways that would be considered unethical to do with humans (note Animal Rights). .A knockout mouse is a genetically engineered mouse that has had one or more of its genes made inoperable through a gene knockout.^ There are certainly applications that are more efficient through the keyboard, some through the mouse, and some through both.
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^ When using an USB connected mouse, slip the cord through a small slit opening made in the center front net.
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^ For more information, please contact the seller directly through Amazon.com by searching Mouse Hand Warmer .
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.There are other reasons for why mice are used in laboratory research.^ There are probably hundreds of reasons why a person with a cold mouse hand, cold computer hands or hand pain should use USB heat ergonomic computer accessories.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

^ Here are ten reasons why you should use an USB heated, warm mouse: 1 - USB heat is cost-effective.
  • Cold Mouse Hand,Mouse Hand Warmer®,Warm Mouse,Warm Mouse Pad,Heated Computer Keyboard-ValueRays® 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC coldmousehand.com [Source type: General]

Mice are small, inexpensive, easily maintained, and can reproduce quickly. Several generations of mice can be observed in a relatively short period of time. .Mice are generally very docile if raised from birth and given sufficient human contact.^ The laboratory mouse has been domesticated by man for many generations and is in general a very docile and easily handled animal.
  • Biomethodology of the Mouse - Animal Research - The University of Iowa 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC research.uiowa.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Sometimes, rats and mice can become a very destructive nuisance to humans.
  • Rodents of North America 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC mouse-rat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Generally, rats are more harmful to humans than mice.
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However, certain strains have been known to be quite temperamental. Mice and rats have the same organs in the same places, just different proportions.

Species

All members of the Mus genus are referred to as mice. However, the term mouse can also be applied to species outside of this genus. Mouse often refers to any small muroid rodent, while rat refers to larger muroid rodents. Therefore these terms are not taxonomically specific. For simplicity, only rodents belonging to the Mus genus are listed here.

As pets

Many people buy mice as companion pets. They can be playful, loving and can grow used to being handled. Pet mice should not be left unsupervised outside as they have many natural predators, including (but not limited to) birds, cats and dogs. Male mice tend to have a stronger odor than the females. Well looked after mice can make ideal pets. Some common mouse care products are:
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  • Cage — Usually a hamster or gerbil cage, but special mouse cages are now available.
  • Food — Special pelleted and seed-based food is available.^ Made in the USA by IGMproduct.com, the Mouse Hand Warmer is now available at BuyAmericanMart.com .
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    Mice can generally eat most rodent food (for rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, etc)
  • Bedding — Usually made of hardwood pulp, such as aspen, sometimes from shredded, uninked paper or recycled virgin wood pulp. Using corn husk bedding is avoided because it promotes Aspergillis fungus, and can grow mold once it gets wet, which is rough on their feet. Mice should not be exposed to pine or other scented tree chips as many studies show these to have adverse effects on lung function in mice.[citation needed]
Pet mice
Some benefits of having mice as pets are
  • Minimal shedding and allergens
  • Entertaining and interactive
  • Inexpensive
  • Clean (contrary to popular belief)
  • Socially self-sufficient when in a group of other mice
  • Less likely to bite than other rodent pets
  • Relatively intelligent
  • Bond well to their owners
  • Are playful and attentive
Disadvantages include:
  • Short lifespan
  • Small and fragile (not as easy to handle as a dog or a cat)
  • Defecate and urinate frequently
  • Nocturnal
  • Frequent eye infections when under stress
  • Easily subject to disease when without optimal care
  • Frequent reproduction

Nutrition

In nature, mice are herbivores, consuming any kind of fruit or grain from plants.[5] Due to this, mice adapt well to urban areas and are known for eating most all types of food scraps, especially cheese. In captivity, mice are commonly fed commercial pelleted mouse diet. .These diets are nutritionally complete, but they still need a large variety of vegetables.^ It's important to note that these drugs are not going to completely eliminate Raynaud's, but if they were having ten episodes a week, maybe they'll have four episodes a week.
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Food intake is approximately 15 g (0.53 oz) per 100 g (3.5 oz) of body weight per day; water intake is approximately 15 ml (0.53 imp fl oz; 0.51 US fl oz) per 100 g of body weight per day.[4]

As food

"Pinkie" mice for sale as reptile food
Mice are a staple in the diet of many small carnivores. Humans have eaten mice since prehistoric times and still eat them as a delicacy throughout eastern Zambia and northern Malawi,[6] as well as in parts of east Asia[citation needed], although they are no longer routinely consumed by humans elsewhere. They are an excellent seasonal source of protein.
In various countries mice are used as pet food[7] for pets such as snakes, lizards, frogs, tarantulas and birds of prey, and many pet stores carry mice for this purpose. Some countries, such as Germany and the United Kingdom, have banned this practice, citing ethical concerns regarding both predator and prey.[8]
Common terms used to refer to different ages/sizes of mice when sold for pet food are "pinkies", "fuzzies", "crawlers", "hoppers", and "adults"[9]. Pinkies are newborn mice that have not yet grown fur; fuzzies have some fur but are not very mobile; hoppers have a full coat of hair and are fully mobile but are smaller than adult mice. Mice without fur are easier for the animal to consume, however mice with fur may be more convincing as animal feed. These terms are also used to refer to the various growth stages of rats (see Fancy rat).

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

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.A mouse is a small rodent.^ A mouse is a rat -like but small rodent .
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Sourced

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  • The city mouse lives in a house,
    The garden mouse lives in a bower
  • I think if she lived in
    A little shoe-house —
    That little old woman was
    Surely a mouse!^ The American white-footed, or deer, mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses.
    • mouse@Everything2.com 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I really think its fantastic that you took time to do a little diagram and illustration so that we could understand how you used the Levenshtein distance to detect mouse gestures.
    • Mouse Gesture Recognition [ by Didier Brun aka Foxy ] - ByteArray.org 17 January 2010 2:33 UTC www.bytearray.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I left my house just because of little mouses and they ruined my kitchen and made me so upset.
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  • A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
    With silver claws and silver eye
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  • Consider the little mouse, how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts its life to one hole only.^ The corded mouse is rapidly fading into oblivion--or at least public disfavor--as the cordless mouse now has all the capabilities of the corded mouse with none of its drawbacks, and only one of...
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    ^ After id Software 's Doom , the game that popularized FPS games, but which only supported keyboard controls, competitor 3D Realms ' Duke Nukem 3D was one of the first games that supported mouse controls.
    • Computer Mouse -- History -- Types of Mice 10 February 2010 13:39 UTC www.edinformatics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The mouse presents another set of problems: it works mostly in two dimensional space, and offers only limited input--from one hand only.
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    • Plautus, Truculentus, Act IV, sc. iv, l. .15
  • When a building is about to fall down, all the mice desert it.^ All Logitech Mice & Trackballs All Logitech Kensington Ergonomic Expert Mouse (15% Savings, ends 12/31) Expert Mouse, Scroll Ring .
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    ^ My apartment building is tall and it seemed like I was attracting all of its mice as well as dealing with my own insurgents.
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    ^ My inner city apartment is about 250 square feet all inclusive so the mice and I are close.
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  • A cube of cheese no larger than a die
    May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie.^ I had no success with the standard wooden traps, the "humane" traps that simply catch them to be released, or the glue traps; however, once I had this one set, I had my mice in a day.
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    ^ You just put whatever bait you want in the trap and the rodent will come along get zapped and die.
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    ^ Patients with Raynaud's phenomenon who have no symptoms other than the color changes of extremities may require only measures to prevent complications.
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Attributed

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  • If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.^ What do you think of your mouse?

    ^ Say goodbye to your corded mouse.
    • Logitech cordless optical mouse Pointing Devices at BizRate - Price Comparison and Consumer Reviews 25 September 2009 3:23 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What do you use your mouse for?

    • Desmond Tutu, (quoted in Ending Poverty As We Know It : Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage (2003) by William P. Quigley, p. .8)
  • The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.^ The second mouse gets the cheese .
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    ^ Tags: christmas , cheese , santa , mouse How to Catch A Mouse .
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Heb. 'akhbar, "swift digger"), properly the dormouse, the field-mouse (1Sam 6:4). .In Lev 11:29, Isa 66:17 this word is used generically, and includes the jerboa (Mus jaculus), rat, hamster (Cricetus), which, though declared to be unclean animals, were eaten by the Arabs, and are still eaten by the Bedouins.^ Generally though, everybody who uses a computer should be learning the shortcuts for the most common commands in their most common applications.
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It is said that no fewer than twenty-three species of this group ('akhbar=Arab. ferah) of animals inhabit Palestine. God "laid waste" the people of Ashdod by the terrible visitation of field-mice, which are like locusts in their destructive effects (1Sam 6:4, 11, 18). Herodotus, the Greek historian, accounts for the destruction of the army of Sennacherib (2Kg 19:35) by saying that in the night thousands of mice invaded the camp and gnawed through the bow-strings, quivers, and shields, and thus left the Assyrians helpless. (See SENNACHERIB.)
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.
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