SHUTTLE BOX

to assess working memory in rodents

Description
Key features
Specs
How to order

Description

Panlab Shuttle Boxes LE916 (Rats) and LE918 (Mice) provide the ideal environment to carry out conditioned reflexes (Active and Passive Avoidance) in learning and memory studies.

Basically, the Panlab Shuttle box (LE916-918) consists of two equally sized compartments with two independent grid floors. A frontal door, in addition to the top ones, allows an easy access inside the box. The cage contains a general sound generator and a visual stimulus (light) for each compartment. 

The Animal is detected by two Weight Transducers located above the static grids, avoiding the problems inherent to photoelectrical or grid tilting systems (high speeds of displacements in mice, tail detection in rats).

Panlab Shuttle box is thought to be easily set up and dismantled. Therefore, reconverting it to traditional Passive Box is quite straightforward by adding a sliding door (LE916D for mice or LE918D for rats). Furthermore, it is possible to set up different wall shapes or colours in order to further condition the subject of study either visually or spatially.

The shuttle boxes are controlled by the (ShutAvoid) software allowing to run active avoidance and passive avoidance experiments in several boxes simultaneously. It is not necessary the interface neither the use of board installed into the PC. The link is carried out by one only cable from one Box to the other. The first Box is connected to PC or Laptop by the port RS 232 or USB.

 

Specs

LE916 Rat Cage Dimensions 510 (W) x 250 (D) x 240 (H) mm internal; 580 x 360 x 305 mm external
LE918 Mouse Cage Dimensions 590 (W) x 190 (D) x 240 (H) mm internal; 580 x 360 x 305 mm external
Minimum weight detected 10 grams (Mouse Box); 40 grams (Rat Box)
Material Composition Methacrylate, aluminium, stainless steel
Maximum number of stations (with ShutAvoid) 8 stations connected to a PC
Connection of several units to PC No PC card are required (USB communication). One cable connects all units to the PC.
Certifications CE Compliant
Power Supply 110V/220V, 50/60Hz

How to order

SHUTTLE BOXES

LE916

76-0250

Shuttle box for Rat including LE900 control unit (needs shocker).

LE918

76-0251

Shuttle box for Mouse including LE900 control unit (needs shocker).

LE26

76-0157

Sound attenuating box.

 

SHUTAVOID SOFTWARE OPTION

LE10026

76-0159

Shock generator with scrambler. 0-2 mA output (1 per box).

SHUTAVOID

76-0202

ShutAvoid PC Software to control up to 8 enclosures.

 

ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES FOR PASSIVE AVOIDANCE TEST 

LE916D

76-0252

Guillotine door for rat Shuttle Box LE916 (needed for Passive Avoidance experiments)

LE918D

76-0253

 

Guillotine door for Mouse Shuttle Box LE918 (needed for Passive Avoidance experiments)

LE916P

76-0607

White contextual kit for Shuttle box LE916 - includes 3 white walls, a smooth floor and 1 white under-grid floor

LE918P

76-0606

White contextual kit for Shuttle box LE918 - includes 3 white walls, a smooth floor and 1 white under-grid floor

How to order

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

 

Key features

  • Highly sensitive weight transducer system for accurate animal detection
  • Easy to set up different wall shapes and colours
  • Optional guillotine door
  • Compartments with independent grid floor
  • Frontal and top doors for an easy access inside the box
  • Up to 8 Active Boxes can be controlled at once from a PC
  • No PC card is required (USB coms).
  • Safety System which guarantees that the shock intensity received by the animal is always the same value independently of the grid bars treaded.

 

 
 
 
 
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