Rat Activity Wheel with Triple Lickometer

Model 80862

 

Legacy AWM style Rat Activity Wheel Chamber fitted with three sipper tubes suitable for lickometer data collection.

 

This package starts with the popular Model 80859 Voluntary Running Wheel Chamber to which we have added the lickometer components used in the Model 80380 Triple Lickometer Package.

The Rat Activity Wheel with Living Chamber was designed for long term circadian rhythm and general activity studies in rats or similar sized animals. The stainless steel wheel is 14 inches (35.56 cm) in diameter and turns with less than 6 grams of force. The running wheel is constructed of 0.036 in (0.91 mm) stainless steel rims with a running surface of 0.0625 in (1.5875 mm) rods on 0.3125 in (7.9375 mm) centers (0.25 in (6.35 mm) gap) for maximum durability and animal comfort. This system incorporates many features to allow for animal well-being and easy maintenance of system components.

The Triple Lickometer components include a perforated stainless steel floor for the Lickometer circuits while still leaving an area for standard bedding. Three 50 ml bottles with sipper tubes are mounted on the end panel. A Lickometer / Counter is required for each active lick tube. Bottles may be easily removed without disconnecting any wires. Cover plates are included for studies requiring fewer then three tubes. 

An easily removable stainless steel food hopper is included with this unit, however counters for the activity wheel and the sipper tubes must be ordered separately. Select from those required items listed in the ACCESSORIES according to the needs of your study.

This legacy AWM style unit is compatible with both old AWM and new Scurry components. It is also possible to add a Scurry Resistance Brake to this unit; however, it would have to be updated to accommodate the 86115 Scurry Rat Sensor/Counter Module and the Lickomter data would have to be moved to a second interface port. If adding this to an existing AWM system, please contact a sales associate at Lafayette Instrument for the availability of counters and lickometers.


Specifications

Wheel

  • Tub Dimensions: 16” x 20” x 8.25”H (40.64 x 50.80 x 20.96 cm)
  • Overall Dimensions: 16” x 20” x 16.5”H (40.64 x 50.80 x 41.91 cm)
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs (5.99 kg)
  • Wheel Diameter: 14” (35.56 cm) I.D.
  • Wheel Width: 4.3” (10.92 cm) internal
  • Run Distance: 1.10 m/revolution
  • Recommended for animals up to 500 grams

Lickometer Tubes

  • 50 ml Calibrated Tube
  • 6mm Rubber Stopper
  • 4" bent sipper w. ball bearing

Accessories

Required Accessories

Scurry Interface for Animal Activity
Scurry Interface for Animal Activity
Model 86100

Monitor up to 16 Activity Wheels or Triple Lickometers with a single USB port. All wheel/lickometer support is handled by the Interface without encumbering computer resources.

Scurry Activity Monitoring Software
Scurry Activity Monitoring Software
Model 86165

Scurry features streamlined, user-friendly electronics with integrated wheel and lick monitoring, programmable brakes with improved control and resolution, and a robust interface with secure data backup.

Scurry Triple Lickometer Module with Activity Counter
Scurry Triple Lickometer Module with Activity Counter
Model 86135

Allows up to four data streams (three lick, one wheel sensor) via a single interface port.


Related Products

Scurry Rat Activity Wheel with Triple Lickometer
Scurry Rat Activity Wheel with Triple Lickometer
Model 80862S

This system combines two popular products for additional data collection in a single test chamber.

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