When choosing a control diet, one should ask three questions: Can I report it (can I tell others exactly what my animals were fed)? Can I repeat it (is there diet variability and will I be able to get the same results next year)? Can I revise it (as my hypotheses change, can I easily change the dietary components while keeping it otherwise matched to previous diets)? The answer should be “yes” to all three. Additionally the control diet formula should be matched to that of the experimental diet.
Recently we have added three new control diet formulas for use with our DIO series diets in addition to D12450B.
|35% Sucrose||D12451 Match/ 17% Sucrose||D12492 Match/ 7% Sucrose||No Sucrose|