Elevated plus maze

The plus maze is elevated and comes in two versions: with and without Near Infrared (NIR) backlight. Infrared backlight has the advantage of being invisible to the animals along with providing superior contrast for highly accurate tracking with EthoVision®XT. The mazes are constructed of black polypropylene walls. The NIR backlit maze has an acrylic diffuser panel for runway surfaces, and a camera bracket made of extruded aluminum.

New automatic guillotine doors (optional) can be controlled with EthoVision XT’s Trial & Hardware Control Module. The quiet motor of each door is mounted underneath the runway arm to provide a clear view of the animal throughout the entire maze. To connect the doors to your computer, use a Noldus (mini) USB-IO box and a TTL to 28 Volt converter.

 

Technical specifications - standard plus maze standard plus maze

MouseOverall76.8 x 76.8 cm, height 94.0 cm
(30.3" x 30.3", height 37.0")
Runway34.9 x 6.1 cm (13.8" x 2.4")
RatPlatform114.3 x 114.3 cm, height 114.3 cm
(45.0" x 45.0", height 45.0")
Runway50.8 x 10.2 cm (20.0" x 4.0")

 

 

Technical specifications - Near infrared backlit maze

MouseOverall104.1 x 76.2 cm, height 142.2 cm
(41.0" x 30.0", height 56.0")

Required Floorspace

130.0 x 230.0 cm (48.0" x 84.0")
RatOverall142.2 x 114.3 cm, height 175.3 cm
(56.0" x 45.0", height 69.0")
Required Floorspace160.0 x 300.0 cm (60.0" x 108.0")

28 V, 0.89 A, 25 W, 100-240V CE power supply