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Mouse, Rat

Passive Avoidance - Step through - For Rats and Mice

Product Code:40550

Passive Avoidance Test is used to assess memory function based on the association formed between a specific environmental context, which the animal learns to avoid and an aversive stimulus – represented by a mild foot shock.

Efficient and reliable. Silent, automated sliding door divides the dark and light compartments. Systems for mice or rats. Manage up to 4 cages with one controller..

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This product warranty can be extended up to 24 Additional Months.
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Background

  • Tests are conducted in a two-compartment cage divided by an automated, silent sliding door. The first compartment is dimly lit (preferable to a rodent), and the second is brightly lit.

 

Reliable, convenient, flexible

  • The tilting floor ensures a simple and reliable detection mechanism to score the animal’s movement across the two compartments.
  • Easy, convenient testing using the 12 inch touch screen Controller: 
    • Set up and manage both Passive and Active Avoidance Tests including the 8-pole shocker.
    • Connect up to 4 cages to the same Controller (using Expansion Box for each additional cage). 
    • Data is recorded, displayed and stored in the control unit. Transfer test data to your PC using the USB key (supplied) for further processing using Excel, Access, etc. 
  • Set ups available for mice and rats.
  • Part of the expandable, convenient Beehive System. The same Controller can manage different conditioning tests. Ask for details!

Features

Benefits

Tilt-floor detection mechanism

Reliable and precise detection of animal crossing

No stepping motor!

Silent and automated sliding door to divide the two compartments

Remote Control feature

Makes remote service and software upgrades extremely simple!

Great Versatility

The same controller can manage different conditioning tests. Ask for details!

Touch Screen Controller

LCD

12” with resistive touch screen

CPU Module Port

2 USB Port 2.0; 1 Ethernet port 10/100Mb;1 DVI port for external monitor

Peripheral Port

4 output for Sound, Shock and  light; 1 Power supply 12V-2A

Expansion Bus Connection

2 RJ11 connectors

General

Latency Time

5-digit Read-Out, 0.1s steps

Door Delay

1-300s, in steps of 1s

Delay after crossing door

0.2 to 3.0s

Shock/Pulse Duration

0.1-9.9s, in steps of 0.1s

Shock Intensity

0.1-3mA, in steps of 0.1mA

CutOff Time

0-600s, in steps of 1s

Shock/Pulse Pause

0-9.9s

Shock/Pulse Train

0-9 stimuli

Visible Light

Variable from 0 to 1800 Lux (0-100%)

Operating Temperature

10° to 40°C

Sound Level

Negligible

Pollution Degree

≤ 2

Number of Cages

Up to 4 (with expansion boxes)

Physical

Dimensions

25(d)x33(w)x5.5(h)cm (40500-001)

57x27x30(h)cm, I.D. 48x20x22(h)cm (40552) 47x18x25(h)cm, I.D. 38x9x17(h)cm (40553)

Weight

2.7Kg (40500-001)

5.3Kg (40552)

3.4Kg (40553)

Shipping Weight

4Kg (40500-001)

9Kg (40552)

5.8Kg (40553)

Packing Dimensions

80x60x44cm (Control Unit & one cage)

Warranty

Warranty Passive Avoidance is covered by a 12-month warranty + 12 after product registration 
UB-Care Additional UB-Care can be added for other 12 or 24 months

 

Behavioral scientists are well acquainted with passive avoidance methods that have been used for several decades, originally by psychologists, who were interested in animal behavior.
These procedures were later exploited by neuroscientists, who specifically perform sys-tematic studies of the behavioral changes mainly produced by brain lesions, to define the functions of different C.N.S. sections.
The Passive Avoidance was soon extended to several other areas of research such as behavior genetics, psychopharmacology and behavioral toxicology. More recently, such use has become routine in animal model studies of aging and of Alzheimer-type demen-tia, including the search for new drugs of potential therapeutic value, consisting of atten-uation of behavioral deficits.
The Passive Avoidance task is a one trial fear-motivated avoidance task, classically used to assess short-term or long-term memory on small laboratory animals (rodents).

The spontaneous avoidance of bright environments is exploited to measure memory in mice or rats. This classic method was used in virtually any area of neuroscience, from behavior genetics to psychopharmacology and behavioral toxicology. Currently very common in aging studies for Alzheimer-type dementia, including screening of new drugs attenuating behavioral deficits.

The Passive Avoidance task is a one trial fear motivated avoidance task, classically used to assess short term or long-term memory on small laboratory animals (rodents).

Passive Avoidance Set-Up, Rat

40500-001

Controller with Touch Screen and 8-pole Scrambling Shocker

40550-010

Software and activation for Passive Avoidance Test

40552

P.A. Rat Cage

52010-323

USB Cable

E-AU 041

USB pen-drive, including

40550-302

Instruction Manual  

Passive Avoidance Set-Up, Mouse

40500-001

Controller with Touch Screen and 8-pole Scrambling Shocker

40550-010

Software and activation for Passive Avoidance Test

40553

P.A. Mouse Cage

52010-323

USB Cable

E-AU 041

USB pen-drive, including

40550-302

Instruction Manual  

 

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