Optimice Blockparty Auto-Water Cage Bottom for Rack-mounted Valve

Environmental Enrichment combined with the Highest Mouse IVC Cage Density in the Industry

Blockparty allows up to 10 Optimice cages to connect to each other by use of horizontal connecting tubes. Simply plug in the Blockparty tube to connect any two adjacent cages. Rodent cage space can increase up to tenfold, allowing animals to move freely among the cages. Mice often compartmentalize any cage for day-to-day functions like playing, breeding, nesting, and eliminating urine and feces. When Blockparty tubes are removed, spring-loaded doors automatically close, reverting this lab Optimice cage to a single unit.

The Optimice Blockparty Auto-Water Cage Bottom for Rack-mounted Valve comes with the cage bottom, two filters, a flapper door at the back that can accommodate fixed and quick disconnect rack mounted valves and two access points for connecting tubes.

Recommendations: Typically customers join two cages together and place enrichment devices such as running wheels in one cage and food and water in the other. Red or amber connecting tubes can be purchased. Blockpary provides welfare and enrichment by increasing cage complexity and living space. Some water bottles should be ordered if water bottle usage is also planned for some or all of the cages.

Typical products purchased with this rack are:

  • Optimice/Optirat GenII Standard Bottle and Cap: C79122P
  • Optimice Large Capacity Feeder: C40103
  • Optimice Standard Cage Top: C79290P
  • Optimice Standard Cage Card Holder Assembly: C79253
  • Optimice Blockparty Tube, Amber: C79BP050
  • Optimice Blockparty Tube, Red: C79BP050RED
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• Compatible with racks that have fixed valves on rack as well as quick disconnect valves.
• Plan experiments based on desired group size without floor space limitations
• Manage different breeding schemes such as polygamous/trio mating groups
• Add additional enrichment or test equipment in adjoining cages
• Carry out preference testing without modifying existing cage set-ups
• Rats and mice often choose a designated cage(s) for urination/defecation only, resulting fewer cages to be changed
• Can permit cage changes without disturbing or transferring animals
• Ideal for adding extra enrichment for sentinels
• Sentinels can opt to nest in one clean cage but are still exposed to dirty bedding when eating/drinking/exploring
• Accessory components are available to support a variety of specialized models

What to expect from all Animal Care Systems cages

• One-­pass, low-­velocity airflow with total volume air changes
• No noise or vibration
• Variable-free environment
• Prevents release of odors and allergens in the animal room
• Superior cage visibility
• Fast and easy cage filter replacement
• Lightweight and low cost to maintain

Cage Outside Dimensions
13.5” (34.3 cm) L x 11.5” (29.2 cm) W (front) x 6.1” (15.5 cm) H

Cage Floor Area
75 square inches (484 square centimeters)

Cage Capacity
5 (25 g mice)

Cage Material