Every cage in the system can be identified by a user created Cage Tag or an automatically generated Sequential Cage I.D. (SID) that can be used to facilitate cage identification or be used as a stand-alone cage identifier. The system allows for multiple cages to have the same Cage Tag but not the same Cage SID, for users who have different rooms for example.
The steps below are aimed to help in the moving of mice into an existing cage where you know the exact Cage Tag or Cage SID.
1. On the Move page, if you have multiple mice that should go in the same existing cage, select the check boxes and group them by clicking the orange "Group" button.
2. In the Cage Tag field, start typing in the Cage Tag number or the Cage SID you want the mice to be in
3. Once you start typing, you will see a drop-down appear with all existing cages that match what you typed so far (The first number is the Cage Tag. The second is in parentheses is the SID - Sequential I.D.) - click on the desired cage number in the drop down list
4. Once the number is clicked in the drop down list, you will see the Cage SID listed above the Cage Tag field similar to the image below. --- This SID may not mean anything specific to you, other than a confirmation that you are moving the mice into an existing cage.
5. Repeat for the next mouse / group of mice
6. Finally, click on the green "Create / Update Cages button" to save your changes.
The Mice will now be moved into the existing cage(s).