Mouse Tail Dolorimeter (Pain Detector)

Mouse tail pain threshold detector (dolorimeter)
Mouse tail pain threshold detector (dolorimeter) integrated with a printer

Principle of the mouse tail dolorimeter

As you can see from the mouse tail dolorimeter photo, a beam of light uses to apply pain to the mouse.

In other words, the beam of light is irradiated on the tail of the mouse or rat to produce a heating effect, which causes pain to the mouse tail.

The mouse will then lash its tail if the pain is caused by the light beyond the threshold pain value.

Features of the mouse tail pain threshold detector

  • Numerically controlled frequency modulation makes the heating light stable and easy to adjust
  • The processed infrared light can raise the temperature evenly
  • The accuracy of time recording is up to 0.01 seconds
  • The dolorimeter can hold the mouse or rat vertically to make the tail easy to fix for the experiment
  • Optional for manual timing and automatic photoelectric timing
  • Built-in printer

Specification of the pain threshold detector

  • Infrared light for heating
  • Illumination power range: 23W-38W, 16 levels setting, 1W adjustment accuracy
  • The maximum illumination time is 16 seconds (to avoid burns on the tail)
  • The minimum time unit is 0.01 seconds
  • Options of manual or photoelectric timing
  • The internal clock is available to run for ten years without an adjustment
  • It comes with a printer, two printing modes (storage printing and instant printing)
  • With the PC interface and data communication program
  • Memory 10 groups of data, each group has 100 data
  • The dolorimeter is equipped with one set of mouse bracket holder and one set of rat bracket holder (mouse bracket holder has five mouse fixing tubes, rat bracket holder has two rat fixing tubes)
  • Input voltage: AC 220V±5%
  • Maximum input power: 50W
  • Dolorimeter dimensions: 335×230×120mm
  • Weight: 3.5kg

Precautions for use

First, turn off the power and put it in a dry and ventilated place for long-term storage.

Besides, there is a high voltage inside the pain detector, and non-professional personnel is forbidden to open the device, which may result in electrical shock to the person or irreversible damage to the detector.

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