Feeder mice species

bugmankeith

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What species are the white feeder mice? And where do their wild cousins live?
 

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From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse


The term "mouse" in common usage is roughly equivalent to the taxonomic term Mus, while house mouse is equivalent to Mus musculus. In common language the term "mouse" often refers incorrectly to Mus musculus. However, there are 38 species of mice (in the genus Mus);

Genus Mus

Subgenus Pyromys

* Mus platythrix
* Mus saxicola
* Mus philipsi
* Mus shortridgei
* Mus fernandoni

Subgenus Coelomys

* Mus mayori
* Mus pahari
* Mus crociduroides
* Mus vulcani
* Mus famulus

Subgenus Mus

* Mus caroli
* Mus cervicolor
* Mus cookii
* Mus cypriacus
* Mus booduga
* Mus terricolor

* Mus musculus - common house mouse, domesticated version common house mouse, laboratory mouse
* Mus spretus
* Mus macedonicus
* Mus spicelegus
* Mus fragilicauda

Subgenus Nannomys

* Mus callewaerti
* Mus setulosus
* Mus triton
* Mus bufo
* Mus tenellus

* Mus haussa
* Mus mattheyi
* Mus indutus
* Mus setzeri
* Mus musculoides

* Mus minutoides
* Mus orangiae
* Mus mahomet
* Mus sorella
* Mus kasaicus

* Mus neavei
* Mus oubanguii
* Mus goundae
* Mus baoulei
 
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bugmankeith

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Oh so it's a house mouse, guess you wouldnt want them getting loose then!

Has anyone had any escapees that turned feral and started multiplying outside? I always wondered if that was possible since all they know was living in cages.
 
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GailC

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yes, I have seen pet mice get loose and populate a house.
 

bugmankeith

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Hmm, well if their a house mouse I guess I should have realized that. :D

I would imagine if they got into a barn with grain or straw, even albinos, as long as predators didnt get them they would adapt and multiply.
 
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