The MazeEngineers automated hole board system allows for easy detection of nose poke behavior in the context of an open field environment
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Automated nose poke detectors for sensitive monitoring
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Sturdy interchangable acrylic wall for open field and closed environments.
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Sturdy floor, interchangable for multiple hole board interfaces.
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Location detection at all points in the apparatus

 

Description

The MazeEngineers automated hole board system allows for easy detection of nose poke behavior in the context of an open field environment. The apparatus that we provide allows for maximum flexibility including the ability to interchange acrylic walls for colored walls, nose pokes, and floor interfaces. Your order comes with the conductor software to allow for easy control of the hole board apparatus as well as logging of data during your automated experiment. Get the best results for maximum convenience.

Features

Take advantage of Neuralynx, Ethovision Integration, SMS and Email integration with the Conductor Science Software. No I/O Boxes Required

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Price & Dimensions

Mouse

$ 3490

Per Month
  • Length: 40cm
  • Width: 40cm
  • Height: 35cm
  • Diameter Holes:  3cm 
  • 16, 9, 4 floor Hole Board included in order
  • 16 Nose poke detection cups included in your order
  • Clear wall set is included in your order. Black and white wall sets are optional.

Rat

$ 3995

Per Month
  • Length: 60cm
  • Width: 60cm
  • Height: 45 cm
  • Diameter Holes: 5cm 
  • 16, 9, 4 floor Hole Board included in order
  • 16 Nose poke detection cups included in your order
  • Clear wall set is included in your order. Black and white wall sets are optional.

Accessories

Odor Boxes

Odor Kit (Included)

Odor Boxes

$500

Digging Odor Kit comes with the following odors (500 Trials):
- Nutmeg
- Rosemary
- Cinnamon
- Clove
- Red Thyme
- Ginger
- Vanilla
- Lemon
- Raffia
- Foam.

Documentation

The Hole board test is designed to measure neophilia or neophobic behaviors through the analysis of subject actions such as head dipping, rearing, and locomotion (Greenburg., 2003; Brown et al., 2008). First developed in the 1960s as an alternative to the open field test, the walls of the hole board test prevent escape while the floor is perforated to allow the subject to head dip to explore (Boissier et al., 1965; File et al., 1975;  Brown et al., 2008). Modifications to the hole board test can be made to assess different behaviors such as the addition of odor cues for odor preference studies (Werknecke et al., 2015) (see above).

 

This apparatus can be used to study exploratory and anxiety-related behaviors in pharmacological research (Gupta et al., 2015; Pandey et al., 2016), neurological development, cognition, and neurological conditions (Segabinazi et al., 2020; Haagensen et al., 2013; Havas et al., 2016), and psychology and psychiatric research (Verbitsky et al., 2020).

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