MultiCage Training Arena

The MultiCage Training Arena allows training three mice simultaneously. It increases training throughput and shortens the run-up to experiments.

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      Using the same device for training and for testing slows down the experiments. The MultiCage arena allows training three head-fixed mice simultaneously.

      • The Multicage increases training throughput & reduces the run-up time to experiments;
      • It removes the need to move the Mobile HomeCage in and out of the experimental set-up;
      • … and the need to keep track of individual training schedules for different mice;
      • Overall, the Multicage gives greater flexibility that comes from using a dedicated training device.

      This is how it works:

      Can I convert the Mobile HomeCage Large into a training arena?

      Yes, all your need is a MultiCage upgrade kit.

      Can I use the MultiCage for the imaging and epys recordings in awake mice?

      Yes, simply remove the bridge with double head fixation. If a 180 mm cage is too small, get a larger carbon cage (e.g. 290 mm or 325 mm) or a larger foam cage or maze.

      Can I upgrade the MultiCage with locomotion tracking?

      Yes, if you get a (locomotion) tracking upgrade kit, you would be able to track locomotion of one head-fixed mouse. Unfortunately, tracking the locomotion of three mice is not yet feasible.

      Technical specifications

      • Dimensions: 720 X 570 X 155 mm;
      • Floating cages’ dimensions: 180 X 70 mm;
      • Weight: 13,3 kg;
      • Materials: Aluminium, stainless steel, carbon fiber.

      Airflow requirements

      Operating the MultiCage Training Arena requires an airflow of 250 L/min at 20 kPa (compare to 150 L/min airflow requirement for the Mobile HomeCage Large).

      MultiCage Training Arena kit composition

      • Air dispenser;
      • Two sets of towers;
      • Bridge with a single head fixation (a standard or Levelt clamp and a straight neck);
      • Second bridge with two head fixations (two standard or Levelt clamps and two straight necks);
      • Three carbon fiber cages (180 X 70 mm);
      • Fifteen head plates (any model);
      • Hose (diameter: 12 mm, length 3 m) for connecting to an air source.