PhenoTyper walls and size options

PhenoTyper is ideal for all kinds of studies because you can customize the size and walls to any setup you desire for your research.  Each configuration consists of a bottom plate, four replaceable walls, and a PhenoTyper top unit. Walls are translucent but can optionally be replaced by (partially) opaque/matted walls to reduce reflection, which is useful for specific studies. 

Wall options

Based on the setup you need, you can choose four different walls for your PhenoTyper. Walls accomodate attachments for a numver of accessoires, such as a feeding station, drinking bottles, CognitionWall, and shelters. You can connect a wide variety of stimulus and monitoring devices with the USB-IO box to the PhenoTyper cage. Examples of optional items include:

Some examples of wall options are mentioned in the video below.

This video shows some of wall options for PhenoTyper and other customization options. 

Size options

PhenoTyper is available in two standard sizes: the PhenoTyper 3000 has a floor area of 30cm x 30cm (12"x 12") and the PhenoTyper 4500 has a floor area of 45cm x 45cm (18" x 18"). Upon request, we can deliver a custom model of 90cm x 90cm (36" x 36"). (For more size information, please see the table below.)

PhenoTyper Basic cage
The PhenoTyper 3000 basic cage is dimensioned for studies with one or two mice.
PhenoTyper extra large door
Several wall types are avaible to customize the set-up. This example includes a wall with an extra large access door on the front. 

PhenoTyper Basic cage
This is the PhenoTyper 4500, equipped with two drinking bottles, a large feeder and a large shelter. 
PhenoTyper running wheel
Here you can see a close-up of a PhenoWheel with PhenoCount attached to automatically measure running wheel behavior. 

Sizing chart

Item floor area wall height 
PhenoTyper 3000 (standard size) 30cm x 30cm (11.8" x 11.8") 35cm (13.8")
PhenoTyper 4500 (standard size) 45cm x 45cm (17.7" x 17.7") 55cm (21.7")
PhenoTyper 9000 (custom size) 90cm x 90cm (35.4" x 35.4") 100cm (39.4")
top unit 30cm x 30cm (11.8" x 11.8") 9cm (3.5")

Universal top unit

The top unit has an integrated infrared sensitive camera, a cue light, and a buzzer producing a single tone for operant conditioning tests. In addition, an aversive white spot light is present to create a light-dark gradient inside the PhenoTyper cage for anxiety testing or approach-avoidance behavior testing. It also contains infrared LED lights to allow video tracking independent of ambient lighting, 24 hours a day. The top unit is universal and can be used for all PhenoTyper cages, making it a cost-effective solution.