Social Box (Panlab)

Social Box (Panlab)

The social interaction test by pairs provides a popular and standard paradigm to study general social behavior.

  • Removable compartment dividers allow using the box for many behavioral paradigms
  • Material does not retain odors
  • Manual sliding doors
  • Optimized for video-tracking systems with non-reflecting material

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0673 (LE894) 3-Compartments Social Box, Mouse
76-0674 (LE894A) Grid Enclosure for Social Test, Mouse (includes 1 grid enclosure - 2 of them may be needed for the experiment)
76-0948 (LE875) 3-Compartments Social Box, Rat
76-0949 (LE875A) Grid Enclosure for Social Test, Rat (includes 1 grid enclosure - 2 of them may be needed for the experiment)
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The social interaction test by pairs provides a popular and standard paradigm to study general social behavior.

This test allows the experimental subject to freely explore an unfamiliar congener in its home cage or in a neutral environment. Social exploration is measured by the time spent by the experimental subject around the congener as well as the amount and duration of behaviors that compose social interaction (e.g. sniffing, following, grooming, biting, mounting, wrestling, etc). Social avoidance behavior is used in a wide variety of models, for instance for assessing neophobia anxiety and depression-like behaviors.

Our social box provides an ideal experimental environment to conduct social interaction tasks. The box is divided in three interconnected compartments. Sliding doors are available for confining the animal in one specific compartment during the test. Two grid enclosures containing “stranger” mice can be placed in the box allowing a close interaction with the animal tested (as well as protection in case one of them manifests strong aggressive behavior).
Specifications76-067376-0948
Social Interaction Boxes Light Grey Methacrylate floor, transparent walls Light Grey Methacrylate floor, transparent walls
SpecieMouseRat
Box Dimension 60 x 42 x 22 (H) cm (24 x 16.5 x 8.7 in) 120 x 80 x 40 (H) cm (48 x 31.5 x 15.8 in)
Compartment Dimension 20 x 42 x22 (H) cm (8 x 16.5 x 8.7 in) 40 x 42 x40 (H) cm (15.8 x 16.5 x 15.8 in)
Grid Enclosure Dimensions: 8 (D), 18 (H) cm; Grey Stainless steel grid (3 mm diameter, 7.4 mm spaced); PVC top/bottom. Dimensions: 20 (D), 40 (H) cm; Grey Stainless steel grid (3 mm diameter, 11 mm spaced); PVC top/bottom.