Compact Black and White Test (Panlab)

Compact Black and White Test (Panlab)

Compact Black and White box for a quick evaluation of the animal anxious behavior.

  • Compartments with independent and highly contrasted illumination
  • Associated with weight transducer technology for optimal animal detection
  • Easy to clean between two trials
  • Easy connection to a PC through RS232 port

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0007 (LE810) Black and White Box, Mouse
76-0009 (LE812) Black and White Box, Rat
76-0008 (LE816) Automated Black and White Box, Mouse (needs PPCWIN software)
76-0010 (LE818) Automated Black and White Box, Rat (needs PPCWIN software)
76-0011 (PPCWIN V2.0) Software for Control and Data Analysis (needed for Automated models)
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The Panlab black and white (or dark light) box allows easy and quick evaluation of the animal anxious behavior and its modification by pharmacological agents by assessing the animal displacements in two compartments with different size, color and illumination.

The dark-light experimental box, constructed of Perspex, is composed of a small black compartments and a big white compartment separated by a connecting gate. Each compartment has its own removable Perspex floor of the same color of the respective walls and 90 X 90 mm sectors delimited by lines. The compartments are independently illuminated: the white one with a 100 W white bulb and the black one with a 40 W red bulb. Both bulbs are 370 mm from the floor of the box.

The dark-light box can be supplied with a weight transducer system for automated animal detection. In that case, the automated experimental chambers (up to 8) are associated to the PC-based control software PPCWIN for data storage and analysis.

Even though it may represent a more complex experiment to set due to the strong lighting contrast existing between the compartments, some researchers also use the box with a video tracking system.

Giménez-Llort L, Ratia M, Pérez B, Camps P, Muñoz-Torrero D, Badia A, Clos MV. (2015 ) AVCRI104P3, a novel multitarget compound with cognition-enhancing and anxiolytic activities: studies in cognitively poor middle-aged mice. Behav Brain Res.

Bernardi RE, Broccoli L, Spanagel R, Hansson AC. (2015 ) Sex differences in dopamine binding and modafinil conditioned place preference in mice. Drug Alcohol Depend.

Lasheras MC, Laorden ML, Milanés MV, Núñez C. (2015 ) Corticotropin-releasing factor 1 receptor mediates the activity of the reward system evoked by morphine-induced conditioned place preference Neuropharmacology.

PB-MF-MAN-051-REV1.0 LE810 & LE812_Black & white test box.pdfBlack & White Test Box - English
LE810 & LE812_Caja blanca y negra_SP.pdfBlack & White Test Box - Spanish
PB-MF-MAN-052-REV1.0 LE816 & LE818_Automated black & white test box.pdfAutomated Black & White Test Box - English
PB-MF-MAN-051-ES-REV1.0 LE810 & LE812_Caja blanca y negra.pdf Automated Black & White Test Box - Spanish