Compact Black and White Test (Panlab)
Compact Black and White box for a quick evaluation of the animal anxious behavior.
- Compartments with independent and highly contrasted illumination
- Associated with weight transducer technology for optimal animal detection
- Easy to clean between two trials
- Easy connection to a PC through RS232 port
The dark-light experimental box, constructed of Perspex, is composed of a small black compartments and a big white compartment separated by a connecting gate. Each compartment has its own removable Perspex floor of the same color of the respective walls and 90 X 90 mm sectors delimited by lines. The compartments are independently illuminated: the white one with a 100 W white bulb and the black one with a 40 W red bulb. Both bulbs are 370 mm from the floor of the box.
The dark-light box can be supplied with a weight transducer system for automated animal detection. In that case, the automated experimental chambers (up to 8) are associated to the PC-based control software PPCWIN for data storage and analysis.
Even though it may represent a more complex experiment to set due to the strong lighting contrast existing between the compartments, some researchers also use the box with a video tracking system.
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