Operant Chambers

We manufacture electronic operant systems to specification. In stock are manually operated chambers for instructional applications. Shown is the Rat size - a scaled down mouse size is also available. Or build your own - see Scientific American, November 1975, pp128 - 134, or email us for a reprint.

Priced $195.00 and $175.00 respectively.
Cue light, $19.95 additional.
There is a link between the manipulandum and the water dipper for automatic shaping. The link may be removed for manual shaping or discrimination training.
Email for further details/pictures.

Model H Opcon w/ Pellet Dispenser or Liquid Dipper

Available with independent control box for all schedules or computer control.


Click here to see operation manual for full description of this chamber

Here is a short video of a 2 lever chain in one of our chambers.
(Press the arrow button in middle of screen to play.)

CRF with liquid dipper movie.

2 retractable lever research chamber movie.

Use long lever for shaping movie.

The manual is self-instructional and contains all information needed for three-week to one-semester sessions using mice or rats - animal care, deprivation, shaping, extinction, schedules, discrimination, chaining, creative training, discussion of professional applications, and behavior in the world at large.
Cat. #701, $9.95.
Email or call for a free copy of the Instructor's Guide that accompanies this manual.

From the Forward by Ellen P. Reese

“Christiano’s manual, which has been widely tested in college and high school courses, enables the student to learn the basic principles of operant behavior by carrying out the basic procedures. In so doing, the student learns a great deal that is difficult to teach with books or films: skills in observing and recording behavior and in the humane care and handling of animals.”

From APA’s “Periodically”

“All in all, Christiano’s book deserves a 4-star rating. While it will be particularly useful to the inexperienced high school or junior college teacher with a very limited budget, it will serve well any instructor who is seeking a clear introduction to the basic experiments in operant conditioning.”