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BARNES MAZE

for evaluating spatial learning and memory in rodents

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Description

The Barnes maze is a popular test for assessing spatial learning and memory in rats and mice.

To begin the test the animal is placed on top of the Barnes maze platform, a brightly lit environment consisting of a fixed number of holes around its periphery. In such an open environment, rodents naturally seek a dark enclosed surrounding, which is provided in the form of a dark box (goal box) under one of the round holes around the perimeter of the platform. The amount of time required for the animal to locate the goal box using visuo-spatial cues surrounding the maze periphery is measured by the researcher.

Unlike the Radial maze and Watermaze test the Barnes maze does not require dietary restrictions or swimming stress, making it a useful alternative for behaviorally phenotyping genetically modi! ed mice and rats.

Panlab provides different models of Barnes mazes for rat and mouse, with different floor color and goal/false box options:

  • Basic Barnes maze includes: 1 or 2 floor colors, rotating floor, 1 goal box (! xed location) and 1 starting cylinder
  • Full/Flexible Barnes maze includes: 3 floor colors, rotating floor, 1 starting cylinder, 1 goal box and the corresponding number of false boxes. Additional goal boxes can be used for more advanced memory tasks (to be purchased separately). Goal/false boxes can be freely positioned beneath any hole.

Specs

Platform

Mouse Models: Perspex platform; Diameter: 92 cm, Height: 90-100 cm. Rat
Models: Perspex platform; Diameter: 122 cm, Height: 90-100 cm.

Platform Color

LE851: All colors provided; grey base + 2 platforms (white and black)
LE854: All colors provided; black base + 2 platforms (white and grey)
LE851BSG: Grey base
LE851BSW: Grey base + 1 white platform (removable)
LE851BSB: Grey base + 1 black platform (removable)
LE854BSB: Black base
LE854BSW: Black base + 1 white platform (removable)
LE854BSG: Black base + 1 grey platform (removable)

Holes

Mouse Models: Number: 20; Diameter: 5 cm
Rat Models: Number: 18; Diameter: 10 cm

Goal Box

Mouse: Mouse: 17.5 (D) x 7.5 (W) x 8 (H) cm
Rat: 27 (D) x 11.4 (W) x 13 (H) cm; 1 unit included with all models

Starting Cylinder

Mouse: Diameter: 8 cm; Height: 12.5 cm
Rat: Diameter: 30 cm; Height: 25 cm 1 unit included with all models

How to order

BARNES MAZES

LE851BSG

761097

Barnes Maze Basic Mouse, Grey*

LE851BSW

761110

Barnes Maze Basic Mouse, White*

LE851BSB

761111

Barnes Maze Basic Mouse, Black*

LE851BSB

761098

Barnes Maze Basic Rat, Black*

LE854BSW

761112

Barnes Maze Basic Rat, White*

LE854BSG

761113

Barnes Maze Basic Rat, Grey*

LE851

760549

Full/Flexible Barnes maze for Mice*

LE854

760716

Full/Flexible Barnes maze for Rat*

LE851E

760882

Spare Goal Box Mouse

LE851F

760883

Spare False Box for Mouse

LE854E

761114

Spare Goal Box for Rat

LE854F

761115

Spare False Box for Rat

*Automatize the analysis of animal behavior using our SMART video-tracking system!

Contact us for customized designs.

How to order

Please contact our local delegates or contact us directly for receiving a quote.

 

Key features

  • Platform made with non reflective perpex material for video-tracking systems
  • Do not retain odours
  • Rotating platform
  • Goal box with ramp
  • Starting cylinder included

 

 

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