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Maze ["T"]

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.

Stainless steel smooth-sheet floor. 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" and other mazes are available as semi-custom products.

Features / Specifications

Stainless steel construction can be autoclaved
Applicable to visual, video and photocell monitoring

Mouse Dimentions:
Start Box: 6.5" x 6.5" (16.5cm x 16.5cm)
Arm 1 Length: 14.5" (36.8cm)
Arms 2 & 3 Lengths: 12" (30.5cm)
Arm Width: 2.5" (6.4cm)
Arm Height: 4" (10.2cm)

Rat Dimentions:
Start Box: 6.5" x 6.5" (16.5cm x 16.5cm)
Arm 1 Length: 28" (71.1cm)
Arms 2 & 3 Lengths: 18" (45.7cm)
Arm Width: 4" (10.2cm)
Arm Height: 4" (10.2cm)

Ordering Information

0525R "T" Maze for Rats, Stainless Steel
0525M "T" Maze for Mice, Stainless Steel
0531R "T" Maze System for Rats with Photocells & Software (0440-06 + 1x0525R)
0531M "T" Maze System for Mice with Photocells & Software (0440-06 + 1x0525M)