Comportement labyrinthe tracking

40125/55/85 - Morris Water Maze

Morris Water Maze Morris Water Maze

The Ugo Basile Water Mazes are water pools specifically designed and manufactured for the Morris water maze test.

Our water maze pools are made of high-quality material: the alimentary-grade fiber-glass is at the same time lightweight, resilient, durable and easily cleaned. Our water mazes are 60cm high (from bottom floor to edge), and are available in three different standard diameters:

  • 100cm
  • 120cm
  • 150cm
  • 180cm

Each pool includes an embedded drain hose and 4 wheels. The water maze can be completed with a fixed-height platform (40125-010), but 4 tubing connectors are already provided on the tank wall, for direct upgrade to the manual or automated Ugo Basile Atlantis Platforms 40100. Input and output valves are already there, for possible connection to our optional heating/circulation system 40111.

Standard color is white, but different colors are available on request (blue, grey, black, etc.). Different sizes, with our without wheels can be provided on request: our water maze tanks are easily customized: just submit us your experimental needs!

    FEATURES BENEFIT
    Entirely made of fiber glass Light, resistant, durable and easy to clean
    Embedded wheels and drain hose Easy to move, empty and store
    Embedded connectors for hydraulic platforms Ready to be upgraded to Atlantis Platforms
    Inlet and outlet connectors provided Ready for use with our heater/circulator
    Ample color selection Optimal results with any Video-Tracking software
    Physical
    Material Fiber-glass
    Diameter 100, 120, 150 or 180cm
    Pool height 60cm
    Height (from the floor) 75cm
    Hoses & connections All included as standard: drain, connectors to externally controlled platform, inlet/outlet connector to water heater/circulator,
    Standard color White
    Other Available colors Blue, grey, black, color on request
    Platform (fixed) 30cm height, circular platform 10cm diam. not included
    Platform (liftable/collapsible)

    Platform vertical range : 25-35cm

    Vertical travel : 10cm, in 9 steps

    Platform Speed : 10mm/s

    Platform diameter : 10cm

    Manual or PC-controlled

    not included

    Weight 30, 35, 55 or 65Kg, depending on size
    Shipping Weight 65, 75, 95 or 110Kg, depending on size
    Packing Dimensions 105x105, 130x130, 160x160 or 190x190, h90cm pallet
    Warranty 40125 is covered by a 24-month warranty

    OPTIONAL HEATER 40111

    Power Supply: 230V 50Hz Max Power: 3100W
    Temperature Range 10 to 40°C

    The test that is referred to as "the water maze" was developed by Richard Morris. The maze is therefore referred to as "the Morris watermaze".

    The Morris water maze is a test of spatial learning for rondents that relies on distal cues to navigate from start locations around the perimeter of an open swimming arena, to locate a submerged escape platform. Spatial learning is assessed across repeated trials and reference memory is determined by preference for the platform area when the platform is absent.

    Reversal and shift trial enhance the detection of spatial impariments.

    Search-to-platform area determines the degree of reliance on spatial versus non-spatial strategies. Cued trials determine whether performance factors tha are unrelated to place learning are present.

    WATER MAZE POOL
    40105 Water Maze diam. 100cm, h 60cm, with wheels and drain. Standard colour:  white. Platform not included, to be ordered separately. Provided with connectors for external platform control and heater/circulator (optional)  
    40125 Water Maze diam. 120cm, h 60cm, with wheels and drain. Standard colour:  white. Platform not included, to be ordered separately. Provided with connectors for external platform control and heater/circulator (optional)  
    40155 Water Maze diam. 150cm, h 60cm, with wheels and drain. Standard colour:  white. Platform not included, to be ordered separately. Provided with connectors for external platform control and heater/circulator (optional)  
    40185 Water Maze diam. 180cm, h 60cm, with wheels and drain. Standard colour:  white. Platform not included, to be ordered separately. Provided with connectors for external platform control and heater/circulator (optional)  
    OPTIONAL
    40125-010 Basic Platform for Water Maze, 30cm height, circular platform 10cm diam.  
    40111 Heater for Water Maze, new model (anti-rust components) - Operation 230V-50Hz only  
    40101-002 Atlantis Platform (upward and downward movement can be controlled from outside the pool, either manually or automatically via the optional motor/controller)  
    40100 Complete set-up including one Atlantis Platform with its motor and a 4-channel controller  
    40400 Complete set-up including four Atlantis Platforms with their motors and a 4-channel controller  
    VIDEOTRACKING  
    60000 ANY-maze Software, see also www.ub.anymaze.com  
    41700-040 B/W USB Camera, including day&night 2.7-13.5mm varifocal lens, 5m USB cable and ceiling support  
    • D. Ryan et alia: "Spatial Learning Impairments in PLB1Triple Knock-In Alzheimer Mice are Task-Specific and Age-Dependent" Cellular and molecular life sciences  70(14)): 2603-2619, 2013
    • G.M. Rose et alia: "Water Maze Testing to Identify Compounds for Cognitive Enhancement" Current protocols in pharmacology :5-63, 2012

    See Additional Bibliography

    • Richard Morris: "Developments of a Water-Maze Procedure for Studying Spatial lEarning in the Rat" Journal of neuroscience methods 11(1): 47-60, 1984
    • I.Q. Wihshaw et alia: “The Behavior of the Laborato­ry Rat: A Handbook with Tests” Oxford Univ. Press: 1, 2004
    • R. D’Hooge et alia: "Applications of the Morris Water Maze in the Study of Learning and Memory." Brain research reviews 36(1): 60-90, 2001
    • G. Riedel et alia: "Reversible Neural Inactivation Reveals Hippocampal Participation in Several Memory Processes" Nature neuroscience 2(10): 898-905, 1999

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