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The HABITEST Modular Behavioral Test System

INTRODUCTION to HABITEST

SOFTWARE

ARENAS

S-R MODULES

RESPONSE SENSORS

ACCESSORIES

PRODUCT QUICK LINKS & LITERATURE


INTRODUCTION

HABITEST is designed to make it possible to implement most behavioral test protocols in a single system of modular test arenas using modular stimulus and response devices. HABITEST applications span the behavioral gamut, including mazes and runways, operant conditioning, spatial activity, ergometry, active and passive avoidance, fear conditioning, place preference, feeding and drinking and many more.
With HABITEST you can create an endless variety of test environments - from simple mazes to complex, multi-compartment feeding and drinking, operant, and live/work environments. You’re investment in HABITEST is protected, unlike competitive systems you can instantly and seamlessly reconfigure the system for an endless variety of experimental modalities.
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SOFTWARE

Since it was introduced in 1998, Graphic State Notation® has become the industry standard in high performance state notation software. Our easy-to-master interface requires no programming skills and our pre-built protocols get you up and running in minutes. Newly launched Graphic State IV allows researchers to create interactive behavioral experiment protocols in minutes for standard experiments such as Passive Avoidance, Delayed Match-to-Sample, Self Administration yet is versatile and flexible to also allow the most complex, novel experiment protocols. The system will run up to 16 subjects simultaneously using either the same protocol or up to 16 different ones! An automated protocol check procedure ensures that protocols are complete and will terminate properly. Data analysis is provided in both numeric and graphic format and includes selectable analysis structures for both single subject and group averages.  Clients working with competitive systems may also enjoy the ease of use, flexibility and power of Graphic State IV.
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ARENAS

The HABITEST system offers a wide variety of arenas, including Test Cages, Shuttle Cages, Isolation Cubicles, Hubs, Runways, Running Wheels and Nest Boxes. Whatever your application, the HABITEST system has available test cages for mice and other small animals up to rats, pigeons and small primates.
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S-R MODULES

HABITEST stimulus and response modules slip into the tracks of the cages and hubs from the top. Blank module panels are used to space the functional modules to the desired height and to fill the bay. By installing blank panels below modules, they may be
adjusted to any desired height from the floor.
Most of the devices on the modules are confined to the space projected rearward by the face dimensions, thus permitting most modules to occupy any position and be adjacent to most other modules. No module, including a retreat box or runway, will interfere with any other module in any hub owing to the radial array of the module bays.
HABITEST S-R modules include those for Visual Stimuli, Auditory Stimuli, Shockers, Liquid Feeders, Dry Feeders, Olfactory Stimuli and Ergometric Activity.
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RESPONSE SENSORS

The HABITEST system boasts a huge variety of response sensors, including:
Photocell Response Sensors
Fixed Response Levers
Nose Poke Operandum
Bird Pecking Keys
Retractable Levers
Optical Lickometer
Contact Sensor
IR Ceiling Mount Activity Monitor
Ceiling Chain
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ACCESSORIES

We offer a wide variety of accessories for the Habitest modular system like  infusion pumps designed to administer a fluid/drug at a precise, reproducible flow rate. Typical applications include drug testing, flushing catheters, electrolyte therapy, sucrose gradients, etc. We also have Hand Switches, Balance Arms, Grain Feeders and Fan Modules for mice and rats
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PRODUCT QUICK LINKS & LITERATURE

Mouse
Cages / Arenas/Hubs / Mazes / Runways / Visual Stimuli / Auditory Stimuli / Electrical Stimuli (Shockers) / Gustatory Stimuli
Other: Olfactory / Levers / Nose Poke / Lickometer / 
Video Cameras / Running Wheels

Rat
Cages / Arenas/Hubs / Mazes / Runways / Visual Stimuli / Auditory Stimuli / Electrical Stimuli (Shockers) / Gustatory Stimuli
Other: Olfactory / Levers / Nose Poke / Lickometer / 
Video Cameras / Running Wheels

Accessories : Bird Pecking Key, Contact Sensor, Infrared, Ceiling Chain, Switches, Blank Modules, Cables etc.
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INFRARED ACTIVITY MONITOR (CEILING MOUNT)
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The H24-61 Ceiling Mount Activity Monitor utilizes infrared technology for precise tracking of your test subjects. This monitor readily mounts on top of all of our test cages using a standardized ceiling hole array. The wide field of view will detect animals while rearing or leaning on a wall. It can see both rats and mice in this posture and senses movement at any elevation in the cage. An optional drop-ceiling kit is available (H24-61-MC) for increasing the sensitivity on smaller or mouse-sized cages. For flexibility in defining the response for program control and data acquisition purposes, a selector switch permits the user to choose either of two output modes. You may choose movement units (brief pulses representing the minimum resolution of detection), or movement episodes (a continuous output for the entire duration that movement units occur with inter-event intervals of less than 400 milliseconds
249-249-RC2 72" CABLE
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Cable for interfacing an Auxiliary Output of a Habitest Linc to the H39-16 Digital Video Recorder Interface.
PROGRAMMABLE TONE/NOISE GENERATOR - REQUIRES SPEAKER
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The A12-33 Programmable Audio Signal Generator, a tone/noise generator that can be both manually and programmatically controlled with Graphic State.  This unit delivers any frequency between 50 Hz and 20 kHz and White Noise (20 Hz to 20 KHz).  Tone Frequencies as well as tone and white noise amplitudes can be set manually or programmed via individual 0 to 2.5 Volt DC voltages.  There are seven rise/fall settings for both tone and white noise from 1 msec to 100 msec.  The onset and duration of the  stimuli are controlled using a 5 to 30 Volt DC signal.  This device includes an amplifier for driving 8 ohm speakers.  An external input allows remote auditory signals to be passed through this amplifier so the onset and duration of the remote signal can be controlled in the same manner as the tone and white noise stimuli generated by the A12-33.
SHOCK LEVEL TESTER
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This research grade, precision feedback, current-regulated shocker is totally isolated (floating output) for operator and subject safety, as well as isolation from other sources of electrical stimulation such as physiological stimulators that may be in use concurrently. Isolation is achieved by using an isolated transformer along with optical isolation of the inputs from the control equipment.

The unit can function as a two-pole (bipolar) current reversal "square wave" output, or as a scanner distributing the polarity reversal across an 8-pole output for grid floor applications. Mode selection is made by a switch on the back.

The H13-16 may be programmed from 0 to 5 milliamps in 20 microamp increments by a 0-2.5 Volt signal via the Programmable. Input on the back of the case.  The signal is generated by the Graphic State Notation control program and comes from the Programmable. Output on the back of the Habitest Linc or you may also use a D/A converter output.  

The grid outputs are direct "Form C" semiconductor switches. The "off" grids have zero resistance so the subject receives the same current regardless of the number of grids contacted.
NOSE POKE LIGHT INTENSITY CONTROLLER (ONE PER NOSE POKE OPERANDUM)
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Nose Poke Light Intensity Controller (1 per Nose Poke Operandum)
AUXILIARY RELAY
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This is a 1-Form-C (Single-Pole, Double-Throw) relay that is operated by 5 or 28 volts from any Linc or other source. It may be used to control any device that may be controlled by a remote switch closure, or may be modified to do so. Use it to control projectors, event-mark data being gathered by another system, or to operate other stimuli which do not operate on 5 VDC or 28 VDC. If the device is operated 110 volts A.C., use the A29-19 below.

A 25-foot control cable is supplied with the controller.
AC DEVICE CONTROLLER, 150 WATT
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This is a solid state relay that may be controlled by either 28 VDC or 5 VDC signals from any Linc or other source. Use it to turn on line-powered lights, motors, etc.

A 25-foot control cable is supplied with the controller.
MOUSE HARNESS MEDIUM - 25-30G
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The harnesses have holes to accommodate the rodent's legs and close with hooks. The tether spring attaches to the harness with Velcro®.  For mice
25 to 30 gm.
RAT HARNESS SMALL - 150-250G
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The harnesses have holes to accommodate the rodent's legs and close with hooks. The tether spring attaches to the harness with Velcro®.  For rats 150 - 250 gm.
RAT HARNESS MEDIUM - 250-300G
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The harnesses have holes to accommodate the rodent's legs and close with hooks. The tether spring attaches to the harness with Velcro®.  For rats
250 - 300 gm.