BP-2000 Supplies and Holders
Overview

Information for ordering supplies and animal holders for your BP-2000 can be found on these tabs.

You can order parts and supplies in two ways:

  • Sending us a Purchase Order by email or fax (919-387-0518)
  • Calling us with with your credit card information (919-387-0524).

For part numbers, descriptions, and prices, click on the tabs above.

Cuff Elastic, Endcaps, and Cuffs

This page provides information on cuff elastic, cuff endcaps, and replacement cuffs.

Cuff Elastic
Cuff elastic is inserted into the tail cuffs, and inflates around the mouse or rat tail during measurements. Each package contains enough material for 50 cuffs.
Part Number Description Price (US $)
BP-CE-M-14-50 Mouse Cuff Elastic, 1/4-inch Diameter, White
For 50 cuffs. For use only with 1/4-inch tail cuffs
39.00
BP-CE-M-38-50 Mouse Cuff Elastic, 3/8-inch Diameter, Black
For 50 cuffs. For use only with 3/8-inch tail cuffs
39.00
BP-CE-R-12-50 Rat Cuff Elastic, 1/2-inch Diameter, White
For 50 cuffs. For use only with 1/2-inch tail cuffs
39.00
BP-CE-R-58-50 Rat Cuff Elastic, 5/8-inch Diameter, Black
For 50 cuffs. For use only with 5/8-inch tail cuffs
39.00
BP-CE-R-34-50 Rat Cuff Elastic, 3/4-inch Diameter, White
For 50 cuffs. For use only with 3/4-inch tail cuffs
39.00
Endcaps
One endcap is used at each end of cuff to secure the cuff elastic. Order two for each cuff. Be sure to order endcaps with same diameter as the metal cuff.
Part Number Description Price (US $)
BP-CAP-M-14 Mouse Cuff Endcap, 1/4-inch Diameter
4.00
BP-CAP-M-38 Mouse Cuff Endcap, 3/8-inch Diameter
4.00
BP-CAP-R-12 Rat Cuff Endcap, 1/2-inch Diameter
4.00
BP-CAP-R-58 Rat Cuff Endcap, 5/8-inch Diameter
4.00
BP-CAP-R-34 Rat Cuff Endcap, 3/4-inch Diameter
4.00
Cuffs
BP-2000 tail cuffs are made of metal (brass). They rarely need to be replaced.
Part Number Description Price (US $)
BP-CUFF-M-14 Mouse Tail Cuff, 1/4-inch Diameter, Brass 25.00
BP-CUFF-M-38 Mouse Tail Cuff, 3/8-inch Diameter, Brass 25.00
BP-CUFF-R-12 Rat Tail Cuff, 1/2-inch Diameter, Brass 25.00
BP-CUFF-R-58 Rat Tail Cuff, 5/8-inch Diameter, Brass 25.00
BP-CUFF-R-34 Rat Tail Cuff, 3/4-inch Diameter, Brass 25.00
Notes
  • Shelf life for cuff elastic is about 9 - 12 months. Do not order more than you can use during that time.
  • Always stretch 1/4-inch (white) mouse cuff elastic prior to use to reduce excess elasticity.
  • Seal package of cuff elastic when not in use, and store in a dark place.
  • When elastic has lost elasticity, discard & order more.
Mouse Holders
  • Four Sizes of Mouse Holders. The four different sizes of Mouse Holders available allow you work with mice ranging from very small to obese.
  • Easy Breathing. All mouse holders have a gate near the mouse's nose that keeps the mouse from escaping, yet allows allows for easy breathing and air circulation.
  • Open Bottom for Easily Placing Over Mice. Because the holders are designed with an open bottom, it is easy to place the holder over the mouse from above; there is no need to try to force the mouse to go into a tube.
  • Opaque Holders for Reduced Stress. Our experience indicates that mice prefer opaque holders that keep out the light, rather than transparent holders. Thus our holders are made of black, easy-to-clean aluminum.
Available Sizes

There are four sizes of mouse holders:

Part Number Description Dimensions (Internal) Price (US $)
BP-MH0 Mouse Holder, Size 0
For very small mice
3.86 x 0.86 x 0.86 inches
9.8 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm
65.00
BP-MH1 Mouse Holder, Size 1
For mice under 30 grams
4.36 x 1.11 x 1.11 inches
11.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
65.00
BP-MH2 Mouse Holder, Size 2
For mice 30-45 grams
4.36 x 1.36 x 1.36 inches
11.1 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
65.00
BP-MH3 Mouse Holder, Size 3
For mice larger than 45 grams
4.36 x 1.61 x 1.61 inches
11.1 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm
65.00
Notes
  • Mouse holders attach magnetically to the excrement tray on top of the Mouse Platform.
  • Typical mice use Size 1.
Rat Holders
  • Six Sizes of Rats Holders. The six different sizes of Rat Holders available allow you work with rats ranging from very small to as large as one kilogram or larger.
  • Easy Breathing. All rat holders have an adjustable gate near the rat's nose that keeps the rat from escaping, yet allows allows for easy breathing and air circulation.
  • Open Bottom for Easily Placing Over Rats. Because the holders are designed with an open bottom, it is easy to place the holder over the rat from above; there is no need to try to force the rat to go into a tube.
  • Opaque Holders for Reduced Stress. Our experience indicates that rats prefer opaque holders that keep out the light, rather than transparent holders. Thus our holders are made of black, easy-to-clean aluminum.
Available Sizes

There are six sizes of rat holders:

Part Number Description Dimensions (Internal) Price (US $)
BP-RH1 Rat Holder, Size 1
For rats under 250 grams
Width/Height: 4.1 cm
Length: 9.5 cm - 19.4 cm (adjustable)
120.00
BP-RH2 Rat Holder, Size 2
For rats 250-400 grams
Width/Height: 5.1 cm
Length: 9.5 cm - 19.4 cm (adjustable)
120.00
BP-RH3 Rat Holder, Size 3
For rats 400-550 grams
Width/Height: 6.0 cm
Length: 9.5 cm - 19.4 cm (adjustable)
120.00
BP-RH4 Rat Holder, Size 4
Width/Height: 7.0 cm
Length: 11.4 cm - 25.2 cm (adjustable)
145.00
BP-RH5 Rat Holder, Size 5
Width/Height: 7.9 cm
Length: 11.4 cm - 25.2 cm (adjustable)
160.00
BP-RH6 Rat Holder, Size 6
For rats as large as 1 kg
Width/Height: 8.9 cm
Length: 11.4 cm - 25.2 cm (adjustable)
160.00
BP-2000 Rat Holder Baseplates

Rat Holders Baseplates form the bottom of the holder. The small baseplate is used for holders size 1 ‑ 3, while the medium baseplate works with size 4 - 6.

If you are ordering new rat holders, you need new baseplates only if (1) your current baseplates will not fit the new holders, or (2) you want to measure rat BP on the Rat Platform, while simultaneously preheating other rats in additional rat holders.

Part Number Description Dimensions (Internal) Price (US $)
RHB-Small Rat Holder Baseplate, Small
For holders size 1 - 3
40.00
RHB-Medium Rat Holder Baseplate, Medium
For holders size 4 - 6
40.00
Notes
  • Typical rats use Size 2.
Mouse Excrement Trays
The mouse excrement tray is placed on top of the Mouse Platform, beneath the mouse holders. The mouse holders attach magnetically to the tray. The tray can be easily removed and cleaned.
Part Number Description Dimensions (Approximate) Price (US $)
BP-Tray-MP2 Mouse Excrement Tray, 2-channel
8 x 5 inches
20 x 13cm
49.00
BP-Tray-MP4 Mouse Excrement Tray, 4-channel
15 x 5 inches
38 x 13cm
79.00
BP-Tray-MP6 Mouse Excrement Tray, 6-channel
25 x 5 inches
64 x 13cm
99.00