Research Project Report

Some Aspects of the Blood Physiology of Amblystoma tigrinum melanosticum

Paul G. Roofe
University of Kansas

Published 1962-01-01


Forced hemopoiesis within the cartilage skeleton. Twenty slenectomies were performed on Amblystoma larvae (90-100 mm.) and placed back in the pond near the Moran turnoff. These were left in a wire cage, 20" x 20" x 8", submerged (3 inches from the mud on the bottom) for a period of 17 days. Twenty pseudosplenectomies (body wall completely opened but spleen left intact) were treated in a like manner on the same sized individuals. Twenty normal (untreated) larvae were handled in the same fashion. Project Number 116.