The SDI water maze is best used along with SDI’s ANY-maze video tracking system. The morris water maze is also used regularly in various animal research studies, and fits both rats and mice.
Designed to fit the needs of your study, the watermaze tank is made of durable, high density polyethylene and comes in a choice of either blue or white. Your watermaze platform choices include a rectangular top in clear, black and white, or a platform with a round top in clear, black and white.
The morris water maze is a commonly used experiment in behavioral neuroscience for studying the psychological processes and mechanisms of spatial learning and memory. The morris maze apparatus consists of a large circular pool of water, which can be made opaque by adding milk or another substance that helps to hide the submerged platform. Developed by Richard Morris, the basic watermaze task is quite simple. Essentially, rats or mice are positioned in the water maze and required to escape onto a hidden platform whose location can only identified using spatial memory. There are no local cues indicating where the platform is located. The water maze is best used along with SDI’s ANY-maze video tracking system.
|CAPACITY||210 gallons||500 gallons|
|WEIGHT||49 lbs.||73 lbs.|
|BASE||12" square||12" square|
A: Water maze, radial arm maze, almost any type of maze, enclosure or field that is visible from above or open fields.
A: For every one horizontal foot, you must have at least 1 ½ feet of vertical space available. For a six foot water maze, you must have a 9 foot ceiling. Wide angle lenses can be used to lower the vertical height requirement.