Dual Lab Standard™ Stereotaxic, Rat and Mouse
Stoelting's Lab Standard™ with Rat and Mouse Adaptors is equipped with a U-frame base traditionally used for rat surgeries, but is supplied with rat and mouse adaptors making it the ideal stereotaxic frame to use with both species. The Dual Arm version can decrease surgury times and help reduce potential time consuming errors. A second manipulator arm is convenient, if not mandatory, in applications such as dual injections, bilateral cannulations, simultaneous stimulation and recording, etc.
For use with the Lab Standard™ series, Stoelting and most other Stereotaxic Instruments.
Model organisms with soft skulls, such as the mouse and the neonatal rat, are difficult to secure firmly in a traditional stereotaxic instrument. The stainless steel ear bars used for adult rats are too heavy to provide a secure hold without compressing the sides of the skull inward (which closes the airways and impedes blood flow). Further, the neonatal rat pup has no external opening of the auditory canal into which to insert the ear bars.
Unique, light ear bars
Stoelting’s Mouse/Neonatal Rat Adaptor employs light, Delrin® Ear Bars with tapered points on one end, and rubber tips on the other, to facilitate surgery on mice and rat pups.
A unique feature permits ear bars to be independently adjusted in height to level the skull. Laser-engraved scales show the vertical positions of the ear bars. A Tooth Bar and Nose Clamp secures the nose.
The Jaw Holder Cuffs fit over the ends of the ear bars, replacing rubber tips, providing an alternative non-invasive means of securing the animal’s head in the stereotaxic stage. These options for “triple point” securing of the animal’s head in this adaptor make it the most versatile mouse adaptor available.
Set of two jaw holder cuffs are included.
Triple-point options for securing the animal's head are also included.