Transparent cage

The transparent cage allows combining the experiments in the Mobile HomeCage with visual stimulation from outside the cage and observing or video-recording the animal from aside.

2,228 USD (ex-VAT)

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Benefits

  • Allows presenting visual stimuli from outside the cage, e.g., on a screen;
  • Allows combining the experiments in the Mobile HomeCage with virtual reality (VR) systems;
  • Allows observing and recording the mouse from the side (e.g. for gait research);
  • Magnets used for locomotion tracking are built into the bottom of the cage – no tracking mats are necessary;
  • The cage’s low weight ensures effortless movement and sustains the illusion of volitional locomotion within the cage while the mouse remains firmly head-fixed for high precision tests;
  • The walls provide a source of sensory stimulation.

Alternatives to using the transparent cage

The main alternative is an extra-low wall (20 mm) cage that allows the mouse to see over the wall. We can cut down the wall of any standard carbon cage at no extra charge – please remember to ask before the order delivery. While an extra low-wall cage is a very cost-effective alternative to the transparent cage, mice feel more exposed in it. Initially, this may lead to a higher level of stress, but the stress can be reduced with a small increase in training.

Yet another option is using a carbon fiber disc. Prepare to be even more patient with the training, and contact us at mhc-support@neurotar.com to specify your custom order.

Transparent cage specifications

  • Dimensions: 180 mm  X  70 mm
  • Weight: 39 g – 49 g (depending on whether the magnets are built into the bottom)
  • Material: carbon fiber (composite bottom), transparent plastic

Transparent cage options for the Mobile HomeCage Large system

For custom design of larger diameter cages (any diameter < 325 mm) with transparent walls please contact us at mhc-support@neurotar.com.