The Rodent Tilt Apparatus was used by Bernard F. Riess et al. (1950), to assess the relationship between the tilt of a visual field and the deviation of body position from the vertical in rats.

It is an enclosed rectangular acrylic box with a hole drilled through the center of each end piece. Just above each of these center holes, a tin can, opened at both ends, is extended for ½in. through an opening into the chamber. One of these cans was the entrance tube and the other an exit tube. Just adjacent to these and outside the main box were acrylic starting and feeding platforms. The latter served as the goal box where food was obtained after each run and was enclosed on three sides by upright cardboard walls.

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  • a—starting platform
  • b—side of visual chamber
  • c—bottom of chamber
  • d—entrance tube
  • e—light bulb
  • f—tinted cellophane panel
  • g—dowel stick pathway
  • h—end piece (exterior)
  • i—exit tube
  • j—pathway support
  • k—table
  • 1—rod
  • m—stylus
  • n—feeding platform

Price & Dimensions

Mouse

$ 1890

+S&H
  • Length of rectangular acrylic box: 24in
  • Width of rectangular acrylic box: 8in
  • Height of rectangular acrylic box: 8in
  • Diameter of hole at end piece: 1¼in
  • Tin can: 2½

Rat

$ 1990

+S&H
  • Length of rectangular acrylic box: 36in
  • Width of rectangular acrylic box: 12in
  • Height of rectangular acrylic box: 12in
  • Diameter of hole at end piece: 1¼in
  • Tin can: 2½