The Elevated Plus maze is an apparatus widely validated for anxiety and fear experiments. Using the natural aversion to open spaces, time between the closed arm and open arm is measured as a method to investigate unconditioned fear. The Maze Engineers automated elevated plus maze uses quiet automated doors in conjunction with infrared detection in 17 different zones to create an elevated plus maze that minimizes human investigator fear confounders and maximizes your data collection.

  1. Description & Features
    1.1 Downwards Facing Doors
    1.2 ConductMaze Software
    1.3 Silent Mode
    1.4 Strength and Durability
    1.5 Optical Detection
    1.6 Multiple Colors
    1.7 Secure Lids
    1.8 Copper Shielding
  2. Integrations
    2.1 Lickometers
    2.2 Treadmills
    2.3 Feeders
    2.4 Living Environments
  3. Base Price
  4. Suggested Sizes
Conductor software

Take advantage of Neuralynx, Ethovision Integration, SMS and Email integration with the Conductor Science Software. No I/O Boxes Required

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Description & Features

Downwards Facing Doors


ConductMaze Software


“Silent Mode”


Strength & Durability


Downwards directing doors is ideal for teathered experiments, and ensures animal safety

Our ConductMaze software allows for OpenAPI access, allowing for quick and easy modifications and plugin creation to infinitely customize your maze. Each custom ordered maze comes with 1 free plugin creation

The maze functions with very little sound to minimize startle, anxiety, and maximum exploration within the maze

Complete trust in how long the maze will last–made of high quality, but also light weight aluminum with thick acrylic parts ensures both ideal animal environments and maximum strength for long lasting mazes

Optical Detection

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24/7, 99.9% accurate optical detection with easy to configure actionable responses to movement

Multiple Colors Available


Suggested color choices include Blue, Grey, Black, White & Clear, but we can make it any color of the rainbow!

Secure lids


Lids can be configured to create safe, secure environments

Copper Shielding

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Copper shielding allows for maximized data collection in electrophysiology experiments . Please inquire about this option.


Integrated Lickometers


Integrated Lickometers allow for sucrose and reward preference tasks

Integrated Treadmills


Integrated treadmills allow for exercise, metabolic, and fatigue tasks

Integrated Feeders


Integrated feeders allow for pellet rewards and reward preference experiments

Integrated Housing Environments


Integrated living environments allow for long term experimental tasks

Base Prices


$ 3890

Per Maze
  •  Automated Doors (4)
  • 17 Zone Detection
  • Can be Integrated with Video Tracking


$ 4890

Per Maze
  •  Automated Doors (4)
  • 17 Zone Detection
  • Can be Integrated with Video Tracking

Suggested Sizes

Mouse Automated Plus Size (CM)

  • Arm Length: 35cm
  • Arm Width: 5cm
  • Wall Height: 20cm
  • Stand Height: 61cm
  • Edge Bumper: 1cm

Rat Automated Elevated Plus Maze Size (CM)

  • Arm Length: 50cm
  • Arm Width: 10cm
  • Wall Height: 30cm
  • Stand Height: 61cm
  • Edge Bumper: 1cm