The MazeEngineers Morris Water Maze adjustable platform is designed for the perfect Morris Water Maze experiment. Clear acrylic means the mouse uses spatial cues, not intramazal cues. Adjustable height allows just the right depth in the water. Etched acrylic allows for easy grappling to the surface. Sturdy base lets you ensure that the platform will not move. This is the platform you need to make sure your experiment runs smoothly. Made for mice and rats.
Open Field test is a popular protocol used to assess exploratory behavior and anxiety. Thigmotaxis in the open field is used to evaluate anxiolytic, anxiogenic and even non-pharmacological treatments. Ambulation is the most common behavior studied with this maze, but others such as latency or rearing can also be measured. In addition, objects can be added for a modification similar to the novel object recognition field.
Walls can be both opaque or clear. We recommend that clear walls are used for measurements of anxiety, while opaque walls are used if assessments include novel object recognition.