Description

The 5CSRTT apparatus consists of an operant conditioning chamber with 2 Plexiglas sidewalls; the aluminum front wall is rounded and contains five nose poke apertures (2.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm each, 2 cm above the floor)

Each apparatus you purchase from MazeEngineers comes with a stimulus LED light as well as infrared nose poke sensor.

A stainless steel back wall has a food cachet installed which provides food pellets from the pellet dispenser. Infrared sensor and an LED signal light. included

Shocker floor grid allows for punishment in the experiment. Removable feces and urine tray below this grid allows for easy cleaning.

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 5CSRTT

$ 5990

+S&H
  • Aperature Dimension: 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm width x height x depth, 1 cm above the floor
  • Interior Dimension: 20 x 20 x 25 cm
  • 5 nose poke apertures
  • LED visual stimuli (IR Based)
  • Incandescent house light
  • Food magazine
  • Shock Grid
  • Pellet Dispenser
  • Feces and urine tray, removable
  • Isolation cubicle
  • Aluminum back wall

Rat CSRTT

$ 6990

+S&H
  • Aperture dimension: 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm width x height x depth, 2 cm above the floor
  • Interior Dimension: 30 x 25 x 30 cm (width x depth x height)
  • 5 nose poke apertures
  • LED visual stimuli (IR Based)
  • Incandescent house light
  • Food magazine
  • Shock Grid
  • Pellet Dispenser
  • Feces and urine tray, removable
  • Isolation cubicle
  • Aluminum back wall

Conductor Software

  • The software provides the front end for user to configure and run experiments. Historical data are saved.
  • There are four grids to show the results:
    • Current Result Status: show the protocol name, result name, protocol run start time, complete time and run status
    • Trial Result: shows the trial result for each cage and each trial. The columns include: Start time, Lighted Aperture, ITI, Response, Poked Aperture, Latency to Response, Latency to Reward and trial duration
    • Summary Result: shows the statistics of trials for each cage. The columns include the count and percentage of each response (correct, premature, incorrect and omission)
    • Sequential Activity: shows the detailed activities for each trial. This will help to understand the sequence of the animal events and system actions
  • $790 with purchase of apparatus

Pellet Dispenser

  • Uses Maze Engineers’ Pellet Dispenser. User configures what condition(s) a pellet is dispensed. Software captures and reports nose poke events on pellet.

Pellet Dispenser

Light Stimulus

  • The light volume is specified by user with range 0-100 with step 1. The light intensity in the chambers is measured by Lux. The relationship between light level and intensity is calibrated.
  • Optional: configurable color lights

Shock Stimulus

  • Shock generator as a separate component outside the Isolation Cubicle
  • Removable grid – mouse rod diameter 3mm, spacing 5 mm. Rat rod diameter 6mm, spacing 10mm
  • Current control can be controlled programmatically or manually
  • Start or stop is controlled programmatically or manually
  • Shock: Constant current – from 0.1 to 4.0 mA in 0.1 mA steps

Isolation Cubicle for 5CSRTT Chamber

  • Sound-proof insulation material
  • Cubicle material
  • Air circulation: one fan on the back wall