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Running Wheel for Mouse Home Cage

The Columbus Instruments Mouse Home Cage Running Wheel measures spontaneous activity in a voluntary free-spinning running wheel. The wheel is constructed to fit universally into most typical "shoebox" style cages (cage is not included with the system). Each wheel has a magnetic indicator and a hall effect sensor that connects to a computer interface and records wheel revolutions at user-specified intervals. Windows software is included for installation on a customer supplied PC. Data can be viewed in real time and exported into a CSV format at the end of the experiment.

The wheel is designed to fit universally into most home cages provided that the wire lid has a flat area measuring 2 inches (5.1 cm) x 4 inches (10.2 cm) and has a ceiling height of 5.5 inches (14 cm). The Wheel Counter Interface has inputs for 8 wheel sensors and multiple counters can be daisy chained together to provide a maximum of 128 wheel inputs.

New Disposable Cage Running Wheel: Adaptation of the Home Cage Running wheel for the Innovive disposable cage. The wheel and sensor clamp onto the cage wall with magnets and the revolutions sensor resides outside of the cage.

Home Cage Running Wheel Brochure

Features / Specifications

Polycarbonate Wheel and support
Windows Software Included
Maximum of 128 wheels connected to a single PC
Fits inside most typical home cages

Wheel diameter of 4 inches (10.16 cm)
Interior diameter of 3.625 inches (9.2 cm)
Wheel with of 2 inches (5.1 cm)

Ordering Information

0297-0521 Mouse Running Wheel
0297-0501 Hall Effect Sensor with Mount
0297-4125-RW Mouse Running Wheel for Innovive Disposable Animal Cage
0297-4125-SM Hall Effect Sensor with Mount for Innovive Disposable Animal Cage
0297-0050 Wheel Counter 8 Channel Interface with Software

Home Cage Running Wheel Examples
0297-8 8 Station Home Cage Running Wheel System with Software
0297-16 16 Station Home Cage Running Wheel System with Software