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Maze [Radial]

     
Mazes are the traditional tool in assessing learning and memory performance. Using food as the incentive to reach the goal, animals are either required to execute a specific search sequence or minimize time/errors in the quest for a reward. Temporal measurements and error scoring are the key parameters recorded.
Columbus Instruments offers three standard mazes: Radial Arm, Figure-8, and Elevated Plus. All mazes are constructed from stainless steel to facilitate inter-trial cleaning for elimination of odor cues.

The floor is made of solid stainless steel. Clear polycarbonate lids allow observation while confining the subject. Each maze can be monitored visually with manual scoring by an attending observer or by video/photocell systems for data collection and analysis. Columbus Instruments offers Videomex-V (video) and Multi-Varimex (photo-cell) products that automate this process. Consult Columbus Instruments for other maze configurations. "T", "Y" and other mazes are available as semi-custom products.

Features / Specifications

Stainless steel construction can be autoclaved
Modular construction eases transport and storage
Applicable to visual, video and photocell monitoring
Arms are individually gated from central region
Arm ends can be baited
May be equipped with photo-cell detection system (16 beam Multi-Varimex).

Mouse Dimensions
Wall Height: 4" (10cm)
Arm Length: 8.25" (21cm)
Arm Width: 2.25" (5.7cm)

Rat Dimensions
Wall Height: 4.5" (11.4cm)
Arm Length: 16.5" (42cm)
Arm Width: 4.5" (11.4cm)

Ordering Information

0500R Radial Maze (8-arm) for Rats, Stainless Steel
0500M Radial Maze (8-arm) for Mice, Stainless Steel
0500-2 Radial Maze Central Area Rearing Option
0529M Radial Maze System for Mice with photocells
0529R Radial Maze System for Mice with photocells