The Real-Time Place Preference Chamber is a variant of the conditioned place preference chamber which is a paradigm widely used to explore the reinforcing effects of natural and pharmacological stimuli, including drugs of addiction.
Mice were tested in a two-chamber cage without additional contextual cues. Mice were gently put into the middle of the cage at the beginning of the test. Mice will receive laser stimulation when entering one side of the chamber randomly assigned at the beginning of the experiment.
Mazeengineers offer the Real-Time Place Preference Chamber.
Scavenging machines are used in the collection and removal of waste anesthetic gases (WAGs) vented during the anesthetization processes. These systems comprise collection devices, interfaces, and disposal systems. Scavenging machines also help monitor the gases and prevent barotrauma to the subject resulting from a change in incoming and outgoing gas flow.
Flat Bottom Restrainers are manufactured from perspex cylinders mounted on a flat black perspex base. The restrainers give access through both extremes, by opening the respective tilting door that is fixed by a screw at the upper part of the restrainer. Rodents can be immobilised by sliding the doors along the restrainer. A slot in the base of the door allows for the whole tail to be available for the pulse transducer and cuff installation, the i.v. drug administration or blood extraction.
The easy operation of the doors and its disposition on the extremes of the restrainer makes the manipulation of the animal convenient and avoids the animal to be dragged backwards, protecting it from injuries.