Ferret Restrainers are constructed using optical quality clear acrylic, formed black plastic nose cone with an acetal locking slide. The restraining cylinder can be rotated as needed to provide complete access to the animal. The restrainers are mounted on a white acrylic base plate with suction cup feet to guarantee reliable stability during testing procedures.
The conditioned place preference chamber is a paradigm widely used to explore the reinforcing effects of natural and pharmacological stimuli, including drugs of addiction. Combinations of floor and wall cues are available
In this variant, subjects are allowed to freely move between a compartment in which they were conditioned with either drug cues or neutral cues. The wall cues a (comes with a maze) provide visual reinforcement
This dual-chamber place preference allows for biased and unbiased conditioned place preference testing. A removable door (not shown) allows isolation into one compartment of the apparatus of the animal. Preference testing is then done by removing the door to allow the mouse to freely explore between the two compartments (as seen in the image)
Visual pattern inserts are sandwiched between the clear interior layer and the outer grey layer. These visual pattern inserts do not interact with the mouse directly, preserving the life of the apparatus.
OptionalStanding Inserts (visualized) is for spatial place preference procedures. Please request separately
1. Accurate to 100μm
2. Classic U-frame design
3. Scales are laser engraved
4. Gas anesthesia is compatible
5. Interchangeable adaptors
6. With ear bars, holder and adaptor
7. Vertical and horizontal adjustment of ear and nose posts accommodates rodents of all sizes