Flaherty1 project protocol

Survey of anxiety-related behaviors in 8 inbred strains of mice using the elevated zero-maze   (2001)

Flaherty L, Cook MN, Williams RW

Elevated Zero-Maze

Briefly, a ZeroMaze Digital Monitoring System (AccuScan Instruments, Inc., Columbus OH) was used for testing. This apparatus, dimly lit from a light source 2 meters away and 1.5 meters above the maze, contains four open or closed quadrants. The closed quadrants are equipped for activity monitoring (beam breaks). Mice were placed in closed quadrant 1 to begin the 5-minute test period. Mice that never entered an open quadrant were assigned 300 sec (the maximum) for latency.