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Mouse, Rat

Hole Board Device - Boissier-Simon method

Product Code:6650

Studies natural curiosity and exploration behavior of rodents when confronted with a new environment (head-plunging, or nose-poking stereotype) according to the method devised by Boissier-Simon. For testing effects of psychotropic drugs on exploratory behavior.

The Boards are available with opaque or transparent walls for use with video tracking software. Mouse or rat versions.

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  • The test enables the initial exploratory activity of the animal and its variations brought about by psychotropic drugs to be assessed. 
  • The normal mouse of either gender, when confronted with a new environment, will explore holes in the substrate of its environment by poking its nose in and out of the hole a few times, then move on to the next hole.
  • The test can be easily performed. It lasts a few minutes and does not require any previous training of the animal.

 Durable, optimized for video tracking

  • Each board has 16 holes and is made of tough, durable grey Perspex.
  • Supplied with grey opaque or transparent walls. 
  • Non-reflective, anti glare, matt finish is optimized for video tracking. It also prevents animals from seeing reflections that may alter their behavior.
  • Mouse version is sized 40cm x 40cm and the rat version is 1m x 1m.
  • Easy to assemble and clean.
6650 Hole Board


Electronic Unit


Hole Board

E-AU 101

USB Key includin Instruction Manual


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