Dark Box Insert for Home Cages

Are you interested in studying anxiety in your rodent model and prefer to use a familiar home cage environment? We have a solution for you with this dark box retrofitted insert that fits into the home cage of the vivarium cages used in your animal facility.

The retrofit is designed and built to fit that cage allowing you the freedom of placing the dark box into the home cage when you’re ready to begin your protocol and removing it when the test is complete.

The black-box insert divides the test area into two equal-sized compartments.

Customer Note: When you select this option, we will need to know specifically which vivarium cages are used by your laboratory animal research facility.


  1. Serchov, T., van Calker, D. and Biber, K. (2016). Light/Dark Transition Test to Assess Anxiety-like Behavior in Mice. Bio-protocol 6(19): e1957. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1957.
  2. Thiels, Edda & Hoffman, Eric & Gorin, Michael. (2008). A Reliable Behavioral Assay for the Assessment of Sustained Photophobia in Mice. Current eye research. 33. 483-91. 10.1080/02713680802130347.

Additional information

Weight 4.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 16 × 5 in



Mouse, Rat


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