FIVE/NINE HOLES Box (5/9 HOLE BOX)

For attention performance in rodents

Description
Key features
Specs
How to order
Publications

Description

The 5/9 holes box is commonly used to evaluate attention performance using a visual discrimination task in laboratory animals.

The Panlab 5/9 holes box is composed by a test chamber, food or drink dispenser, a Link Box to connect it to the PC and the PackWin software. The particularity of the Panlab box is that 9 holes positions are available for the test providing an higher protocol flexibility: different number of holes used, different degrees of test difficulty.

The 5/9 holes box is assembled with black aluminium walls and a transparent front door. The box is equipped with an arc of 9 contiguous apertures set into the rear wall, a house light, a food pellet dispenser and photobeams to detect the nose-pokes into the food holder. The holes not used in the experiment may be blocked up using a metal insert. Each hole is equipped with photocell beams and internal LED providing visual cues specific to each hole. The intensity of the LED can be adjusted in Link Box using the digital selector. The box is placed on a stainless-steel platform and the associated tray is easily removable to clean animal excrements.

All Panlab five hole boxes are associated with the potent and versatile PackWin software in order to control the experiment (protocol configuration, experiment running) and obtain relevant data such as correct responses, incorrect responses, omissions, premature responses, perseverance responses, time out responses, total receptacle head entries, etc.

Different experimental paradigms for sustained attention, animal models of impulsive behaviour and lateralized-discrimination task can be conducted using the nine-hole box.

The 5-choice serial reaction time task (5CSRT task) is a task currently used in this kind of boxes. A specific Packwin software module is available for ready-to-use configurations, Run panel and Data reports directly targeted to 5-choice serial reaction tasks.

Specs

LE509MO Rat Cage Dimensions

Chamber (int. ): 25 (W) x 28 (D) x 24 (H) cm); Platform + Chamber (ext.): 44 x 37 x 35 cm

LE507MO Mouse Cage Dimensions

Chamber (int. ): 19 (W) x 22 (D) x 24 (H) cm; Platform + Chamber (ext.): 44 x 37 x 35 cm

Rat Holes Dimensions

23mm hole diameter; 14mm hole deep, (IR beam at 10mm from entry)

Mouse Holes Dimensions

LE507MO: 13 mm diam.; 10 mm deep, (IR beam at 5 mm from entry); LE509MOM: 13 mm diam.; 14 mm deep, (IR beam at 5 mm from entry)

Material Composition

Plexiglas, aluminium, stainless steel

Maximum number of stations

8 stations connected to a PC

Power Supply

110V/220V, 50/60Hz

Certifications

CE Compliant

Publications

  • Harati et al. (2011) Attention and memory in aged rats: Impact of lifelong environmental enrichment. Neurobiology of Aging. Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 718–736. (rat, France)

  • Harati H et al. (2011) Attention and memory in aged rats: Impact of lifelong environmental enrichment. Neurobiology of Aging, Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 718–736 (rat, France)

  • Harati H et al. (2008) Selective cholinergic lesions in the rat nucleus basalis magnocellularis with limited damage in the medial septum specifically alter attention performance in the five-choice serial reaction time task. Neuroscience 153(1):72-83. (Rat, France)

 

How to order

 

Test Chambers

LE509MO

760928

Rats 5-9 Holes Cage with PC interface

LE507MO

760929

Mice 5-9 Holes Cage with PC interface

 

Option for using a Rat Cage for Mouse Tests

LE509MOM

760940

Mice 5/9 Hole Wall for Rat Cage

LE100254

760651

Mice Pellet dispenser without magazine

 

Pellet/Liquid Dispensers

LE100550

760353

Pellet Dispenser with Feeder, Rat

LE100250

760335

Pellet Dispenser with Feeder, Mouse

LE100560

760356

Liquid Dispenser Drop, Rat

LE100260

760338

Liquid Dispenser Drop, Mouse

LE100561

760357

Liquid Dispenser Spoon, Rat (needs at least one spoon)

LE100261

760339

Liquid Dispenser Spoon, Mouse (needs at least one spoon)

LE100X61801

760591

0.1 ml spoon for Liquid dispenser

LE100X618002

760573

0.02 ml spoon for Liquid dispenser

LE100X618005

760574

0.05 ml spoon for Liquid dispenser

 

Isolation Cubicles

LE26M

760566

Basic Isolation Cubicle

LE26

760157

Sound-Attenuated Isolation Cubicle

 

Software Control

PACKWIN V2.0

760002

PackWin software platform for operant behaviour (needs Experimental modules) to control up to 8 Experimental Chambers (includes a RS232/USB converter)

PACKWINHO

760593

Nine hole module (standard asistants and data reports for 5-CSRT task procedures)

PACKWINCS

760592

Customized Experimental module (fully customizable protocols and reports)

 

 

How to order

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

 

Key features

  • Easily removable tray
  • Up to 9 available holes: allows protocols with different hole position and learning difficulties
  • Hole leds with adjustable intensity
  • Associated with the very complete and flexible software PackWin
  • Up to 8 stations can be connected at once to PC through a single cable
  • Neither PC interface nor PC cards are required.

 

 
 
 
 
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