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.
Roofe, Paul G.
"Some Aspects of the Blood Physiology of Amblystoma tigrinum melanosticum,"
Jackson Hole Research Station Annual Report: Vol. 1962
, Article 27.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/jhrs_reports/vol1962/iss1/27