The Y maze is an enclosed apparatus in the form of a Y placed horizontally, similar to the T maze. Animals usually start from a stem of the Y Maze (arbitrarily chosen) and allowed to spotaneously alternate between the arms. The test relies on either spontaneous alternation or rewarded alternation(1). The Maze Engineers automated Y maze uses automated detection so that the mouse or rat can can be held in the center area with a freeze time, allowing for many trials 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

Description & Features

Downwards Facing Doors

ConducMaze 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

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

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 


Integrated living environments allow for long term experimental tasks

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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Base Price


$ 4900

+ Shipping and Handling (approx $690)

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


$ 5900

+ Shipping and Handling (approx $790)

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

Suggested Sizes


  • 35cm arm length
  • 5cm arm width
  • 20cm arm height


  • 50cm arm length
  • 10cm arm width
  • 30 cm arm height