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Animal
Mouse, Rat
Videotracking
Traditional, Infrared

Radial Maze 8-Arm for Rats and Mice - Optimized for Video-Tracking

Product Code:40152/40153
Category: Mazes, Tracking

The Radial Arm Maze has 8 equally spaced arms radiating from a central circular compartment. It can be used for several sophisticated protocols to study spatial, working and reference learning and memory.

The animal can rely on egocentric or allocentric strategies. Working versus reference memory can be assessed by adopting intra or inter trial protocols. Easy to set up, easy to clean.

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Background

  • The animal can rely on egocentric or allocentric strategies. Working versus reference memory can be assessed by adopting intra or inter trial protocols.
  • The motivation for the animal (mice or rats) is to find a food reward at the end of one or more arms.

 

Durable, optimized for video tracking and rodent comfort

  • Makes life easier for the researcher. High quality, sturdy, durable and easy to assemble. Walls fit solidly in the slotted metal base and can be easily detached for cleaning.
  • Engineered by Ugo Basile to optimize video tracking success through our use of high contrast, non-reflective surfaces:
    • Selection of high-contrast colors for optimal motion tracking: grey, white, black, (Ugo Basile) light-blue or custom.
    • Use of non-reflective, anti-glare surface to reduce reflections and glare. This reduces errors in video tracking.
  • Maze surface texture is selected for best rodent comfort – anti-slip and “warm” (rather than a smooth or cold surface that rodents find uncomfortable).
  • Two sizes are available, for either mice or rats. The mouse Radial Maze has 8 arms that are 36cm long, 5cm wide and 15cm tall. The rat model has 8 arms that are 50cm long, 10cm wide and 20cm tall. Different wall heights are available on request.
  • Optional tools can be added to the Radial Arm Maze upon request.
  • For more sophisticated tests, see also the Ugo Basile Multi-Maze, fully automated modular system for Mouse or Rat.

Feature

Benefit

High-contrast colors

Gives optimal results with any Video-Tracking software

Non-reflecting surface

Guarantees optimal camera view and no glare

Ample color selection

Available in grey (standard), blue, white, black, custom color

Reasonably rough “warm” surface texture

Selected for best rodent comfort, non-slippery

Quality materials

Reliable and durable mazes, easy to clean and store

 

Physical

Animal 40152 Rat 40153 Mouse

Arm Length

50 cm

36 cm

Wall Height

20 cm

15 cm

Arm Width

10 cm

10 cm

Standard color

Grey (RAL GR7001)

Grey (RAL GR7001)

Available colors

Blue, white, black, color on request

Blue, white, black, color on request

Weight

35Kg

20Kg

Shipping Weigh

45Kg

23Kg

Packing Dimensions

115x115x30cm

105x105x20(h)cm

 

Warranty

 Warranty Radial 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

 

The animal can rely on egocentric or allocentric (cues outside of the maze) strategies and working versus reference memory can be assessed by adopting intra- or inter-trial protocols. It is an appetitive test and in fact the motivation for the animal (mice or rats) is to find a food reward in one or more arms.

For example, the visit of each arm only once within a trial, indicates a good working memory, while visits to non-baited arms indicate errors in reference memory.

In short, the many variants of the radial arm maze allow the experimenter to assess spatial memory in mice and rats by measuring the avoidance of re-entry in already visited and non-baited arms. Both intra-maze and external cues can be used and optional feeders or doors can be added to the maze to separate the central arena from the arms and deliver the reward only when the task has been completed.

Product

40152

8-Arm Radial Maze for Rats

40153

8-Arm Radial Maze for Mice

 

Optionals

60000

ANY-maze Software

47400-040

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

 

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