Highly sensitive weight transducer system for accurate animal detection
Easy to set up different wall shapes and colors
Optional guillotine door for passive avoidance
Compartments with independent grid floor
Frontal and top doors for an easy access inside the box
Up to 8 active boxes can be controlled at once from a PC
Neither PC interface nor PC cards are required
Safety system which guarantees that the shock intensity received by the animal is
always the same value independently of the grid bars treaded
Panlab/Harvard Apparatus Shuttle Boxes LE916 (Rats) and LE918 (Mice) provide the ideal environment to carry out conditioned reflexes (Active and Passive Avoidance) in learning and memory studies.
Basically, the Shuttle box (LE916-918) consists of two equally sized compartments with two independent grid floors. A frontal door, in addition to the top ones, allows an easy access inside the box. The cage contains a general sound generator and a visual stimulus (light) for each compartment.
The Animal is detected by two weight transducers located above the static grids, avoiding the problems inherent to photoelectrical or grid tilting systems (high speeds of displacements in mice, tail detection in rats).
Our Shuttle box is thought to be easily set up and dismantled. Therefore, reconverting it to traditional Passive Box is quite straightforward by adding a sliding door (LE916D for mice or LE918D for rats). Furthermore, it is possible to set up different wall shapes or colors in order to further condition the subject of study either visually or spatially.
The shuttle boxes can be controlled by Programmer LE2708 or Software (ShutAvoid). SeDaCom software is included for transferring data from the programmer to a PC through a RS-232 port. The connection is direct between the programmer and PC! No PCI card is needed! The link is carried out by one only cable from one Box to the other. The first Box is connected to PC or Laptop by the port RS-232 or USB.
The second option is suitable for controlling a number of boxes simultaneously.
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