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With the " Hiroshima" technique the ♀ is restrained in a special bird holder which suspends the bird so that its abdomen is fully exposed and can easily be massaged. Semen is collected in a special funnel-shaped receptacle which is attached over the vent. There are photographs of the apparatus, and ...

Yamane, J.; Tsukunaga, S.; Takahashi, T.
Journal of the Faculty of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Hiroshima University, 1966, 6, pp 395-429

Semen, which was collected in an 0.25-ml. pipette, averaged 10 microlitres per bird, with a sperm concentration of l.2 million ±44, 000 per mm. 3Individual collections were diluted with 0.5 ml. and all samples were pooled. The final dilution contained 40 million sperm per 0.l ml. of inseminate....

Wentworth, B. C.; Mellen, W. J.
Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 1963, 6, pp 215-220