Compact 5/9 Holes box (Panlab)

Compact 5/9 Holes box (Panlab)

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

  • New frontal easily removable tray
  • New modular panel for the house light and reward
  • New additional choice of food/liquid dispensers
  • New accesory for running mouse test in a rat box
  • 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
  • Protocol assistant for configuring a complex 5-CSRT in less than 5 min
  • Up to 8 stations can be connected at once to PC through a single cable
  • RS232/USB comunication

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0928 (LE509MO) 5-9 Holes Cage, Rat
76-0929 (LE507MO) 5-9 Holes Cage, Mice
76-0940 (LE509MOM) Mice 5/9 Hole Wall for Rat Cage
76-0651 (LE100254) Mice Pellet dispenser without magazine
76-0353 (LE100550) Pellets Dispenser with Feeder, Rat
76-0335 (LE100250) Pellets Dispenser with Feeder, Mouse
76-0356 (LE100560) Liquid dispenser (drops) with magazine - Rat
76-0338 (LE100260) Liquid dispenser (drops) with magazine - Mouse
76-0357 (LE100561) Liquid dispenser (spoon) - Rat
76-0339 (LE100261) Liquid dispenser (spoon) - Mouse
76-0591 (LE100X61801) 0,1 ml spoon for LE100261 and LE100561
76-0574 (LE100X618005) 0,05 ml spoon for LE100261 and LE100561
76-0573 (LE100X618002) 0,02 ml spoon for LE100261 and LE100561
76-0002 (PACKWIN V2.0) Software Platform for behavior/operant boxes - Needs Experimental Modules
76-0593 (PACKWINHO) 5/9 Holes Experimental module (5-Choices Serial Reaction Time task)
76-0592 (PACKWINCS) Customized Experimental Module (Fully Customizable Protocol and Data Report Edition)
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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 five 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 a ‘pusher’ 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.

The box has been recently improved providing the following new features:
  • New frontal easily removable tray
  • New modular panel for the house light and reward
  • New additional choice of food/liquid dispensers
  • New accesory for running mouse test in a rat box
All Panlab 5/9 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.
Specifications76-092876-092976-0940
Subject Rat Mouse Mouse
Cage dimensions (int.) 25 (W) x 28 (D) x 24 (H) cm 19 (W) x 22 (D) x 24 (H) cm 25 (W) x 28 (D) x 24 (H) cm
Cage dimensions (ext.), including the base 44 (W) x 37 (D) x 35 (H) cm 44 (W) x 37 (D) x 35 (H) cm 44 (W) x 37 (D) x 35 (H) cm
Holes dimensions 23 mm diameter; 14 mm deep, (IR beam at 10 mm from entry) 13 mm diameter; 10 mm deep, (IR beam at 5 mm from entry) 13 mm diameter; 14 mm deep, (IR beam at 5 mm from entry)
Material Composition Plexiglas, aluminium, stainless steel Plexiglas, aluminium, stainless steel Plexiglas, aluminium, stainless steel
Power Supply 110V/220V, 50/60Hz 110V/220V, 50/60Hz 110V/220V, 50/60Hz

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Harati H, Majchrzak M, Cosquer B, Galani R, Kelche C, Cassel JC, Barbelivien A. (2011 ) Attention and memory in aged rats: Impact of lifelong environmental enrichment. Neurobiol Aging.

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