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DIY Automated Feeding and Motion Recording System for the Analysis of Fish behaviour

Pylatiuk, C.; Zhao, H.; Gursky, E.; Reischl, M.; Peravali, R.; Foulkes, N.; Loosli, F.

Abstract (englisch):
Fish species such as medaka or zebrafish are widely used as animal models to study physiology, disease development, and treatment efficacy. They are also used to study the rapidly growing field of behavior research, such as social interactions, anxiety, and the influence of environmental factors. Here we describe an automated experimental setup allowing the recording of general locomotor activity in combination with a food-on-demand system. It can simply be built with some basic electronic knowledge. Our setup enables the recording of locomotor and feeding activity of several fish for longterm studies, excluding disturbing external influences. A description of the automated recording system is given, as well as examples of recordings to illustrate its applicability for the study of fish behavior. The construction manual and operation instructions can be downloaded for free.



Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1177/2472630319841412
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik (ITG)
Institut für Automation und angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1535-5535, 1540-0245, 1540-2452, 2211-0682, 2211-0690, 2472-6303, 2472-6311
KITopen-ID: 1000094276
HGF-Programm 47.01.02 (POF III, LK 01)
Erschienen in SLAS technology
Schlagworte HTS, high-throughput screening, automated biology, systems, engineering, robotics and instrumentation
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