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Maze [Swimming]

     
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 maze construction consists of 12 inserts which, when assembled, form a complete maze. The bottom is open and is designed for insertion into an existing pool of appropriate size. Each maze can be monitored visually with manual scoring by an attending observer or by video systems for data collection and analysis. Columbus Instruments offers the Videomex (video) 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 or video monitoring
Arm ends can be baited.

Mouse Dimensions
8 Arms
Arm Length: 9.9" (25cm)
Arm Width: 3" (7.6cm)
Arm Height: 15" (38cm)
Center Area Diameter: 8" (20.3cm)
Overall Diameter: 27.2" (69cm)

Rat Dimensions
8 Arms
Arm Length: 18" (45.7cm)
Arm Width: 6" (15.2cm)
Arm Height: 15" (38cm)
Center Area Diameter: 15.9" (20.3cm)
Overall Diameter: 54.3" (138cm)

Rat Dimensions
12 Arms
Arm Length: 18" (45.7cm)
Arm Width: 6" (15.2cm)
Arm Height: 15" (38cm)
Center Area Diameter: 23.5" (59.7cm)
Overall Diameter: 59.5" (151cm)

Ordering Information

0528R-12 12 Arm Maze Inserts for Rats, Stainless Steel
0528R-8 8 Arm Maze Inserts for Rats, Stainless Steel
0528M 8 Arm Swimming Maze Inserts for Mice, Stainless Steel