Dual-Sided Mouse Ear Bars (New Standard Series)
Delrin® ear bars with tapered points on one end, and rubber tips on the other, provide securement options for stereotaxic surgery on mice. Designed specifically for the New Standard 51500 Stereotaxic Instrument. Measures 57 x 6 x 6 (mm)
Jaw Holder Cuffs (item 51647) are sold Separately
Model organisms with soft skulls, such as the mouse and the neonatal rat, are diffi cult to secure firmly in a traditional stereotaxic instrument. The stainless steel ear bars used for adult rats are too heavy to provide a secure hold without compressing the sides of the skull inward (which closes the airways and impedes blood flow). Further, the neonatal rat pup has no external opening of the auditory canal into which to insert the ear bars.
Stoelting’s light weight, Delrin® ear bars with tapered points on one end, and rubber tips on the other, facilitate surgery on mice and rat pups.
These ear bars are designed specifically for the New Standard Stereotaxic instrument series.
Specialized jaw holder cuffs are also available (51647), which securely clamp the zygomatic processes of the skull. The jaw holder cuffs fit over the ends of the ear bars, replacing the rubber tips, providing an alternative non-invasive means of securing the animal’s head in the stereotaxic stage.