The T maze is an enclosed apparatus in the form of a T placed horizontally, similar to the Y maze. Animals usually start from the base (long arm) of the T and allowed to choose one of the goal arms. The test relies on either spontaneous alternation or rewarded alternation(1). The Maze Engineers automated T maze uses a return to start module so that the mouse or rat can automatically return to the start area without human intervention, maximizing ease of use and automated experiments.

  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
  5. Video
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


Conductor Software


“Silent Mode”


Strength & Durability


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

Our Conductor 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 baton 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

MazeEngineers_AutomatedMazeZones_RTMaze_ CopperShielding

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




Integrated Lickometers allow for sucrose and reward preference tasks



Integrated feeders allow for pellet rewards and reward preference experiments



Integrated treadmills allow for exercise, metabolic, and fatigue tasks

Housing Environments


Integrated living environments allow for long term experimental tasks

Shock Inserts


Safe shock grids can be built into flooring and walls to maximize learning experiments

Touch Screens


Touch screen end inserts can be created for complex intramaze cues

Base Price


$ 6400

+ Shipping and Handling (approx $690)

  • Any color available
  • Matted, non Reflective acrylic
  • Odor Free
  • Easy clean with 70% Ethanol
  • <10db door movement


$ 6900

+ Shipping and Handling (approx $790)

  • Any color available
  • Matted, non Reflective acrylic
  • Odor Free
  • Easy clean with 70% Ethanol
  • <10db door movement

Suggested Sizes

Across the T
Vertical Stem
Vertical Stem
Return Hall Width
Total Width
Total Length

Rat Automated T-Maze Size (CM)

  • Height: 30
  • Across the T: 112
  • Vertical Stem: 50
  • Arm Width: 10
  • Return Hall Width: 12
  • Total Width: 136
  • Total Length: 74

Mouse Automated T-Maze Size (CM)

  • Height: 20
  • Across the T: 85
  • Vertical Stem: 35
  • Arm Width: 10
  • Return Hall Width: 10
  • Total Width: 105
  • Total Length: 55