FAQ

Yes, please see our peer reviewed validation and implementation paper on the references page

Yes, by flipping a switch on the front of the box and checking a software selector you can switch between running rats and running mice.

Yes, you can put bedding on the floor. However, more than 1cm of bedding may start to interfere with vibration readings and is not recommended. Also take care that bedding does not get wedged into the crack between the floor and the wall.

Yes, we have an alternate door accessory that has a food hopper and drinking bottle attached.

Since all seconds are scored your unique behavior will be scored as one of our 23 behaviors. The behavior will be placed in the category that it most closely resembles (e.g. tonic seizures are often scored as “scratch”).

There are a number of uses of the behavioral array that is produced. The most frequent is as a baseline to compare with future manipulations. Also, affects on the behavioral array may be compared accross experiments with known treatments to gain insight into your manipulation.

No, it is not possible to run more than one animal at a time and get the vibration-dependent behavioral scoring. However, the video software can run standard multi-animal experiments where no behavioral identification is required.

Yes, each Spectrometer comes equipped with fully functional video tracking software. Please see BioObserve/viewer3 for details on this fully included package.