Temperature Preference Test:
TECA’s model AHP-1200DCP consists of two adjacent thermoelectric heat/cool plates (dual zone cold plate).
In this example, the customer has added an optional Plexiglas barrier that allows the rat to easily move between the two surfaces. One plate was set at 30 ºC and the other plate was alternately set also to 30 ºC or to a different temperature. Animals spent time on each plate.
The customer studies whether rats/mice exhibit a significant, temperature-dependent avoidance of plates after injection of analgesic drugs.