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Animal
Mouse, Rat
Videotracking
Traditional

Multi-Maze for Rats and Mice - Fully Automated Modular

Product Code:41500
Category: Mazes, Tracking

Versatile, automated modular device empowers researchers to assemble a custom configuration perfectly suited to spatial learning and spatial memory studies in rats or mice.

The same modular device can be transformed into automated radial, Y, T and Delta mazes by simply rearranging the arms.

Surface texture is selected for best rodent comfort as well as optimal results with video tracking software (high contrast, non reflective, automated sliding doors). Easy to set up, easy to clean and easy to disassemble to save space when not in use.

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Background

  • Ideal for range of memory experiments:
    • Assessing spatial memory
    • Testing basic working memory
    • Discriminating working from reference memory
    • Evaluating impairments in the working memory
  • Can be used for spontaneous exploratory behavior or reward-based navigation.
  • Particularly well suited to optogenetics studies.

 Versatile, unobstructed animal tracking

  • Novel, multi-maze by Ugo Basile can be easily combined to construct a range of custom configurations:
    • Y-Maze
    • T-Maze (Start arm is required)
    • 8-Arm Radial Maze
    • Delta Maze
  • Unobstructed animal tracking using proprietary sliding doors that retract quickly and silently, using automated up and down movements that are ideal for video tracking.
  • Optimal results with any video-tracking software. Our mazes provide high contrast colors and non-reflective, anti-glare surface.
  • Maze surface texture is selected for best rodent comfort – anti-slip and “warm” (rather than a smooth or cold surface that rodents find uncomfortable).
  • Walls are available with standard or low profile height, different colors or textures available on request.
  • The electronic unit features a USB interface, 8 independent TTL inputs and integration with video-tracking software.
  • High quality, sturdy, durable and easy to clean.

Feature

Benefit

New proprietary modular system

One device can be assembled in different configurations

Doors slide underneath the floor

Unobstructed view for optimal videotracking even in optogenetics studies

Each arm provided with its own motor

Smooth and silent operation

Manual or PC-driven mode

Via TTL or USB connection

Interchangeable walls, standard or low profile

for egocentric or allocentric spatial memory tests

 

General

Computer compatibility Direct connection to PC
Power Requirement Universal input 85-264 VAC, 50-60Hz, 40 W max
TTL Inputs 8 Doors control Manual, TTL, or by PC
Operating Temperature 10° to 40°C
Sound Level Negligible
Pollution Degree ≤ 2

 

Physical

Weight Net Weight Shipping Weight
41503 19Kg 33Kg
41504 22Kg 38Kg
41508 32Kg 55Kg

 

Dimensions

WxLxH Arm Dimension from walking floor
Lenght 35cm 60cm
Width 5cm 10cm
Height 12cm 30cm
Assembled Dimension 96x96x42(h)cm

 

Warranty

Warranty Multi-Maze 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

Spatial memory is the ability to create a mental geographical map of the surroundings and to navigate the environment accordingly (Ref). In humans, for example, spatial memory allows one to easily find the way to the right office in a large building.
While the definitions of working and reference memory may be subtle and can be debated among scholars, briefly, working memory is the ability to keep track of which
offices we have already visited while looking for someone, while reference memory allows us to remember which of the many rooms is Mary’s office.
In rodent studies, spatial memory can be tested by placing animals in mazes composed of 3 or more radially arranged walkways (arms) and observing either spontaneous
exploratory behavior or reward-based navigation.


Mouse Configuration

41503

3-Arm configuration, for Y-maze test, standard profile walls, automated doors, including Y and T arenas

41504

3-Arm configuration, and “Start” Compartment, for Y-maze and T-maze test, standard profile walls, automated doors, including Y and T arenas

41508

8-arm Radial Maze configuration, for Radial and Y-maze test, standard profile walls, automated doors, including 8-arm, Y and T arenas

The 41504 and 41508 configurations also enable the Y-maze test to be carried out, with no additional accessories

 

Rat Configuration

41513

3-Arm configuration, for Y-maze test, standard profile walls, automated doors, including Y and T arenas

41514

3-Arm configuration, and “Start” Compartment, for Y-maze and T-maze test, standard profile walls, automated doors, including Y and T arenas

41518

8-arm Radial Maze configuration, for Radial and Y-maze test, standard profile walls, automated doors, including 8-arm, Y and T arenas

The 41514 and 41518 configurations also enable the Y-maze test to be carried out, with no additional accessories

 

Ordering Informations

41500-001

Multi-Maze Main Unit for Mouse, incorporating support base, motor controls and interface to external unit

41510-001

Multi-Maze Main Unit for Rat, incorporating support base, motor controls and interface to external unit

41153-010

Controller

41500-002

Standard Arm for Mouse, with automated door, and high profile (12cm h)

41500-012

Standard Arm for Rat, provided with automated door, and high profile (30cm h)

41500-003

“Start” Compartment for T-maze (Mouse), with automated door

41500-013

“Start” Compartment for T-maze (Rat), with automated door

M-LM 948-F

Y-Maze Central Arena for Mouse

M-LM 949-F

T-Maze Central Arena for Mouse

M-LM 961-F

8-Arm Radial Maze Central Arena for Mouse

 

Optional

60000

ANY-maze Software, see also www.ub.anymaze.com

47400-040

B/W USB Camera, including day&night 2.8-12.0mm varifocal lens, 5m USB cable and ceiling support

 

D.S. Olton and R.J. Samuelson: "Remembrance of places passed: Spatial memory in rats" Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 2 (2): 97–116, 1976

Cunha et al. “Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Overexpression in the Forebrain Results in Learning and Memory Impairments” Neurobiology of Disease: 358-368, 2009

Gitler et al. “Different Presynaptic Roles of Synapsis at Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses” The Journal of Neuroscience, 24(50): 11368-11380, 2004

Tracey J. Shors “Learning during stressful times” Learning and Memory 11: 137-144, 2004

E. D. Lewin “Use of the Radial-Arm Maze to Assess LEARNING and Memory in Rodents” Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience, ed. Jerry J. Buccafusco, CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida USA, 2001

Jacqueline N. Crawley “What’s Wrong with my Mouse”: Chapter 6 “Learning and Memory”, Wiley Inc., New York, USA,  2000

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