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Animal
Mouse, Rat
Videotracking
Traditional

Sociability Apparatus for Rats and Mice - 3-Chambered Social Test

Product Code:46503/46553
Category: Mazes, Tracking

A valuable tool to study social behavior in rodents. It is especially useful for research on autism disease, parental behavior, sociability, dominance and social memory (social novelty). High quality mouse and rat grids are easy to use and clean. The specific grey base provides unsurpassed contrast for the best video-tracking outcome. Non-smooth surface texture for best rodent comfort and natural environment.

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Background

  • After a period of habituation the subject sociability is determined by measuring the time spent by the freely-moving subject in the proximity of the grid enclosures containing the first unfamiliar (stranger) mouse or rat. A second stranger is then introduced in the box within its enclosure and the preference for the new mouse/rat can be easily assessed.

 Durable, optimized for video tracking and rodent comfort

  • High quality 3-chambered cage, with grey opaque walls, a special grey-colored floor and 2 grid enclosures for introducing stranger animal.
  • Our 3 chambered box can be used for sociability tests that include:
    • Social Novelty Preference
    • Sociability
    • Dominance
    • Mum-Pup interaction
  • Engineered with high contrast, non-reflective materials that are optimal for video tracking.
  • Anti-slip, naturally warm, maze surface texture is selected for best rodent comfort.
  • The stranger cage construction allows the animals to interact closely. 
  • Enclosure for mice is 15cm tall with an I.D. of 7cm. A larger model is also available. The top and the bottom are made of grey or white PVC.
  • The Rat enclosure is 25cm tall, with an I.D. of 15cm. A cone-shaped lid discourages the free rat to climb over the stranger cage.
  • Transparent walls option for even easier observation. Clear Perspex enables visual observation of the experiment or side positioning view for the video-camera.
  • Partitions can be easily removed for cleaning (or replaced with transparent ones, if preferred).
  • Transparent lids can be ordered as optional.

Feature

Benefit

Grey floor

Gives high contrast with both light and dark animals

Metal bottom with special coating

Gives a slightly rough surface, pleasant for the animals to walk on, and it’s easy to clean

Grid enclosures

Maximize animal interaction and are available in different sizes/colors

Designed for Videotracking

Works even with the most basic video-tracking software

Transparent or opaque walls and partitions

Choose the best option for your experimental needs!

For Mice or Rats

3 different sizes available

Physical

Animal

Mouse Cage

Rat Cage

Rat Cage XL

Dimensions

60 x 40 x 25(h) cm 

120 x 58,5 x 40(h)cm

120 x 80x40(h)cm - external cage

Cages internal diameter

7 cm

15 cm

15 cm

Cages height 15 cm 25 cm 25 cm

Weight

9Kg

13Kg

16Kg

Shipping Weight

12Kg

26Kg

32Kg

 

Warranty

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

Research has shown that, although human social behavior is generally more complex, humans and animals share some aspects of social behavior. The 3-chambered test is a valuable tool to assess general sociability and interest in social novelty in rodent models with CNS disorders. 

Rodents normally prefer to spend time with another rodent (sociability) and will investigate a novel intruder more than a familiar one (social novelty). Based on these inclinations, the Three Chamber Test can help identify rodents with deficits in sociability and/or social novelty.

Mouse Cage for Sociability, with opaque grey walls and partitions and lids, complete with following components:

46503-003

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) grey, I.D. 7cm, 15cm(h)

(2 pieces are provided)

46553-010

3-Chambered Opaque Grey Cage, with two doors, 60x40x22(h)cm

M-LM 570

Metal Floor, special non-reflective color

Mouse Cage for Sociability, with transparent walls, partitions and lids, complete with following components:

46503-003

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) grey, I.D. 7cm, 15cm(h)

(2 pieces are provided)

46503-010

3-Chambered Transparent Cage, with two doors, 60x40x22(h)cm

46503-320

Set of two transparent lids

M-LM 570

Metal Floor, special non-reflective color

Mouse Cage for Sociability, with transparent walls, partitions and lids, complete with following components:

46503-013

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) white, I.D. 7cm, 15cm(h)

(2 pieces are provided)

46503-010

3-Chambered Transparent Cage, with two doors, 60x40x22(h)cm

46503-320

Set of two transparent lids

M-LM 570

Metal Floor, special non-reflective color

 

Grid Enclosure

46503-003

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) grey, I.D. 7cm, 15cm(h)

46503-005

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) grey, I.D. 10.5cm, 18cm(h)

46503-013

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) white, I.D. 7cm, 15cm(h)

46503-015

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) white, I.D. 10.5cm, 18cm(h)

46553-320

Set of two transparent lids for 46553

46552     

Rat Cage for Sociability, with opaque grey walls and partitions, complete with following components:

46552-010

3-Chambered Opaque Grey Cage, with two doors, 120x40x40(h)cm

M-LM 1102

Metal Floor, special non-reflective color, 120x40cm

46502  

Rat Cage for Sociability, with transparent walls, partitions and lids, complete with following components:

46502-002

Grid Enclosure for Sociability (“stranger” cage) grey, I.D. 15cm, 25cm(h)

(2 pieces are provided)

M-LM 1102

Metal Floor, special non-reflective color, 120x40cm

M-LM 1340-F

Metal Floor, special non-reflective color, 120x80cm

46512    

Rat Cage for Sociability XL, with transparent walls, partitions and lids, complete with following components:

46512-010

3-Chambered Transparent Cage, with two doors, 120x80x40(h)cm

 

Videotracking

60000

ANY-maze, flexible video tracking system designed to automate testing in behavioural experiments. Full License, including technical support and all updates for a period of 1 year. 

47400-040

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

 

S.S. Moy et alia: “Sociability and Preference for Social Novelty in Five Inbred Strains: an Approach to Assess Autistic-Like Behavior in Mice” Genes, Brain and Behavior 3(5):287-302, 2004

J.J. Nadler et alia: “Automated Apparatus for Quantita­tion of Social Approach Behaviors in Mice”. Genes, Brain and Behavior 3(5): 303–314, 2004.

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