The AD unit can be used as an operant chamber for mice, as well as for other studies. The LT unit, a larger scale version of the AD unit with similar functionality, can be used for open field and novel object studies.
Both the AD and LT units have a base screen and an optional side screen to present visual stimuli, as well as providing the environment needed for reliable tracking of the animal, which could be used to create an activity heat-map.
Mouse, a model organism
Mice are used for research modelling human behaviour under physiological and pathological conditions, for screening therapeutic agents and for toxicology studies.
Many features at the anatomical, cellular and molecular level are common to mouse and humans. The mouse also shares many brain functions with humans, such as hunger, circadian rhythm, aggression, memory, sexual behaviour and emotional responses. In addition, more than 90% of the mouse and human genes are syntenic and nearly 99% of human genes have mouse equivalents.
Zantiks units can be used for various behavioural studies in mice.
Zantiks AD - mouse exploring 5-choice chamber