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MEDICRAFT

ELEVATED PLUS MAZE

Simple Microprocessor based model

for

the Study of Learning Behaviour

&

to Measure Anxiety Levels in Rodents

and to Screen Potential Anxiolytic Drugs

 

Various types of mazes are used to study the learning behaviour of small animals, specially mice.

Medicraft Electro Medicals P. Ltd. in its effort to contribute their services in the field of medical research offers various mazes such as rectangular maze, multiple 'Y' maze or labyrinth maze, 'Y' maze and also elevated plus maze.

The Medicraft Elevated Plus maze, Model No. 520, is simple in design und is user friendly. It consists of four arms in shape of '+', hence its name, mounted on a stand such that its floor is well above the working base floor. This induces fear of height in the animal.

The plus arms, so formed, consist of a central platform, where the mice is initially placed at the start of the trial.

Two opposite arms open and the rest two are covered with clear acrylic cover for observation.

Suitable infrared Emitters and Sensors along with micro-processor based circuit is used to display the data on Control unit.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Plus Maze Section

MICE

RAT

Central platform

75x75 mm

100 x 100 mm.

Open arms

290x75mm

500 x 100 mm.

Covered Arms

290x75x180 mm

500 x 100x250 mm

Floor height from base floor (ground)

 400 mm

600mm

 

Control Unit

Display:- 16 character 2 line, displaying total time spend on each arm

              Line 1 show time duration

              Second line display time spend in open and closed arms.

Switches:- POWER ON/OFF, SET TIME, UP, DOWN, START

 

Two pairs of IR Emitter and sensor employed to monitor complete entry of the animal in each of the arms, and one set is used for animal detection in the central platform.

The control unit displays amount of time spent in the open arms and the time spent in closed arm and the total time of trial on a 16 character 2 line LCD display.

The arms are made of M.S. sheet duly painted.

Ordering Information

 

520

Medicraft Plus Maze

Specification may change without notice for improvement.

 

 

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Last modified: 12/30/08