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Nick Steinmetz edited this page Mar 20, 2019 · 3 revisions

Neuropixels probes can be implanted chronically and carried easily by rats or mice.

On a mouse, an entire implant with steel headplate, acrylic, probe, and 3D-printed enclosure weighed less than 3 grams. The probe was implanted without a microdrive according to the method of Okun et al. 2016. The stl file for the 3D-printed enclosure can be found here.

A holder that can be used for inserting the probe can be seen in the image below. The holder is available from Fine Science Tools (18374­44 Moria MC44 Bulldog Clamp ­ Curved ­ 35 mm), and a custom blue plastic piece was attached. Photo (rotated by 90deg) and holder design by Armin Lak.

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