This work presents a prototype of an operant conditioning box for mice - named Daily Activities Box for Rats -, in which multiple operants can be recorded 24 h per day. The experimental subject can be monitored remotely (seen and heard in real time) by means of a webcam located in front of the box. Furthermore, all the equipment functions can be controlled remotely via internet. This is the first experimental box to gather all these functions, at least in Brazil. Some suggestions of areas of research in which the equipment may be used are presented.
experimental box; complex experimental environment; remote monitoring; remote control