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Animal
Mouse, Rat
Videotracking
Traditional, Infrared

Elevated Zero-Maze (EZM) for Mice and Rats - Optimized for Video-Tracking

Product Code:40162/40163
Category: Mazes, Tracking

The Elevated Zero-Maze is an alternative model to the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM). Its circular design provides a smoother transition from closed to open space. The model is based on the rodent's instinctive tendency to explore novel environments and also to avoid unprotected open and elevated spaces. For neurobiological anxiety research.

High quality maze with surface texture selected for best rodent comfort. Provides optimal results with video tracking software (high contrast, non-reflective). Easy to set up, easy to clean.

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Background

  • The circular design provides the animals with a spontaneous transition as it simply keeps walking on the maze (rather than choosing one of the two open arms in the Elevated Zero Maze)

 Durable, optimized for tracking

  • High quality, sturdy and durable.
  • Engineered by Ugo Basile to optimize video tracking success through our use of high contrast, non-reflective surfaces:
  • Selection of high-contrast colors for optimal motion tracking: grey, white, black, (Ugo Basile) light-blue or custom.
  • Use of non-reflective, anti-glare surface to reduce reflections and glare. This reduces errors in video tracking.
  • Maze surface texture is selected for best rodent comfort – anti-slip and “warm” (rather than a smooth or cold surface that rodents find uncomfortable).
  • Supported by 4 metal legs for device stability.
  • Easy to assemble, easy to clean.

Feature

Benefit

High-contrast colors

Gives optimal results with any Video-Tracking software

Non-reflecting surface

Guarantees optimal camera view and no glare

Ample color selection

Available in grey (standard), blue, white, black, custom color

Reasonably rough “warm” surface texture

Selected for best rodent comfort, non-slippery

Quality materials

Reliable and durable mazes, easy to clean and store

Physical

Animal

Rat*

Mouse

Diameter

120cm

60cm

Corridor Width

10cm

5cm

Closed Corridor Walls

30cm

15cm

Height (from the floor)

60cm

60cm

Standard color

Grey (RAL GR7001)

Grey (RAL GR7001)

Available colors

Blue, white, black, color on request

Blue, white, black, color on request

Weight

27Kg

8Kg

Shipping Weight

35Kg

12Kg

Packing Dimensions

135x135x30cm

105x105x20cm

Warranty

Warranty Elevated Zero Maze is covered by a 12 month warranty + 12 after product registration 
UB-Care Additional UB-Care can be added for other 12 or 24 months

*in order to avoid dead-spaces in the camera view, the rat model requires the integrated use of 2 videocameras

Elevated zero maze is a modification of the elevated plus maze model of anxiety in rodents, which incorporates both traditional and novel ethological measures in the analysis of drug effects.
The elevated zero-maze constitutes a modification in both design and procedure which aims to improve upon the traditional model by increasing the sensitivity to, and facilitating interpretation of, drug action.
The novel design comprises an elevated annular platform with two opposite, enclosed quadrants and two open quadrants, addresses one potentially problematic issue inherent in the plus-maze design, i.e., the unavoidable ambiguity associated with time spent on the central square, removing any ambiguity in the interpretation and allowing uninterrupted exploration.
The Zero-Maze design, combined with a detailed behavioral analysis, represents a reliable animal model of anxiety.

Product

40162

Zero-Maze for Rats

40163

Zero-Maze for Mice

Optional

60000

ANY-maze Software

47400-040

B/W USB Camera, including day&night 2.8-12.0mm varifocal lens, 5m USB cable and ceiling support

J.K. Shepherd et alia: “Behavioral and Pharmacological Characterisation of the elevated “Zero-Maze” as an Animal Model of Anxiety” Psychopharmacology 116: 56-64, 1994

K.B. Troelsen et alia: “Chronic treatment with duloxetine is necessary for an anxiolytic-like response in the mouse zero maze: the role of the serotonin transporter” Psychopharmacology 181(4): 741-750, 2005

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