The Mouse Test Cage (7"Wx7"Dx12"H) is designed for use in the most complex and demanding research applications. There are three bays on each side of the cage to accept a wide variety of stimulus and response modules. Although originally designed for operant conditioning, these cages can also be used for feeding and drinking, lick suppression (Vogel Procedure), general activity monitoring, conditioned suppression (Fear conditioning and Freezing) and many other standard procedures. The Mouse Cage is designed to hold all ceiling-mounted devices, including counter balance arms, for stimulation, recording and infusion applications.
The Mouse Test Cage may also be connected to hubs, running wheels, or other cages using runways and other couplers. Runways may also be used to place reinforcement devices away from the rest of the S-R modules. The Mouse Test Cage may be fitted with an optional non-shock, expanded metal floor or a grid shock floor.
For convenience in cleaning, the cage floor and drop pan are easily removed. They simply snap off and slide out. A single connector disconnects the shock cable from the shockable floors so that the floor may be removed and replaced in seconds. Stimulus and response modules slide into the bay tracks so cages are configured to your specific requirements.
Because of its modularity, this cage does not include wall panels or a floor. Those items are sold seperately.