Black & White Place Preference Box (Panlab)
Black and White Place Preference Box for the automated assessment of conditioned place preference and aversion in rodents.
- Compartments with different colour (white or black) separated with a central grey corridor
- Allows a multiple combination between the visual and tactile cues defining each compartment
- Weight transducer technology allows optimizing animal detection in low-contrast conditions
- Up to 8 stations can be connected at once to the PPCWIN software
The the Black and White model consists of two Perspex compartments of the same size interconnected by a central grey corridor. The compartments can be differentiated by both visual and tactile cues: the colour of the walls in each compartment (white or black) and the texture of the floors (smooth or rough). The box is provided with transparent frontal walls which may be covered with extractable opaque covers (included). Manually operated sliding doors are provided to manage the access to the two compartments from the corridor.
The experimental box can be supplied with or without automatic animal position detection system. All the place preference box can be associated with the video-tracking system (SMART software) for detection and analysis of animal position throughout the test. This option is not optimal for video tracking detection given the high contrast between the two compartments.
For the automated models (76-0218/LE892and 76-0219/LE893), the detection of the position of the animal is provided by the weight transducer technology and PPCWIN software.
Panlab also proposes another place preference box - spatial place preference box (see related product) - with optimised design for compartment differentiation without the possible bias introduced by the black and white colour of the compartment of the present box.
|Corridor Depth||100 mm||72 mm||100 mm||72 mm|
|Corridor Height||340 mm||130 mm||340 mm||130 mm|
|Corridor Width||80 mm||72 mm||80 mm||72 mm|
|Depth||300 mm||130 mm||300 mm||130 mm|
|Door Height||140 mm||60 mm||140 mm||60 mm|
|Door Width||100 mm||60 mm||100 mm||60 mm|
|Height||340 mm||130 mm||340 mm||130 mm|
|Position Detection Techniquie||Weight Transducers||Weight Transducers||Weight Transducers||Weight Transducers|
|Power Requirements||110/220V, 50/60 Hz||110/220V, 50/60 Hz||110/220V, 50/60 Hz||110/220V, 50/60 Hz|
|Width||300 mm||100 mm||300 mm||100 mm|
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