Author Topic: Swivel/tether for hands-off recording  (Read 2514 times)

AScheyer

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Swivel/tether for hands-off recording
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:14:05 AM »
Hello - I would like to know if people use a swivel or tether of some sort for imaging in freely-moving animals. We currently imaging in active rats, and I sit with them and ensure that the cable does not get tangled, wrapped around anything...etc. as they move through their environment. I am worried that this interferes with their naturalistic behavior and would like to use a tether of some sort which would allow me to be more distant.

Any suggestions?

Daniel Aharoni

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Re: Swivel/tether for hands-off recording
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 03:36:00 PM »
Hi AScheyer,
Take a look at the bottom of this post, http://miniscope.org/board/index.php?topic=337.msg368#msg368.

We often use 2 channel commutators from DragonFly for Miniscope recordings in mice as well.

ONECore

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Re: Swivel/tether for hands-off recording
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 10:32:10 PM »
Instructions for an inexpensive passive commutator tested with the Miniscope can be found: https://optogeneticsandneuralengineeringcore.gitlab.io/ONECoreSite/projects/SlickPassiveElectricalCommutator/