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Optimice Blockparty Auto-Water Cage Bottom Assembly for Rack-mounted Valves

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

Optimice Blockparty Auto-Water Cage Bottom Assembly for Rack-mounted Valves, two access points for connecting tubes

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. Click here to learn how one institution used Blockparty to co-house large groups of mice. When Blockparty tubes are removed, spring-loaded doors automatically close, reverting this lab mouse cage to a single unit.

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. We also recommend purchasing our Blockparty enrichment cages C79110PBPDF and connecting tubes C79BP050 for some or all of the cages to provide enrichment by increasing cage complexity and living space.

Typical products purchased with this cage are:

  • Optimice/Optirat GenII Standard Bottle and Cap Assembly: C79122P
  • Optimice Large Capacity Feeder: C40103
  • Optimice Standard Cage Top: C79290P
  • Optimice Standard Cage Card Holder Assembly: C79253
  • Optimice Amber Blockparty Tube Assembly: C79BP050
  • Optimice Red Blockparty Tube Assembly: 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
• Mice often value a red cage for sleeping and nesting
• 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
Polycarbonate

 

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