It is possible to dissolve dental cement with acetone, although it may damage materials used to make cannulas and electrodes. While PlasticsOne does not condone reusing components after the initial surgery, we understand that some researchers choose to do so. Any components recovered from animals should be thoroughly inspected for damage. PlasticsOne guarantees all components from defects for one time use.
We carry a variety of wire sizes for our electrode lines. In stainless steel, our smallest wire diameter is 0.005. In platinum, our smallest wire diameter is 0.003. If you need a different size or wire material, please give us a call. We can supply many other types of wire or you can supply your own material to us. The PlasticsOne electrode line is customizable to suit your requirements.
While we do carry components for working with fiber optics in animals, we do not carry the cables themselves or the swivels. We recommend you contact Doric Lenses or Thor Labs for these needs.
We are proud to offer a selection of components made entirely of MRI compatible materials. We currently have single guide systems, osmotic pump connectors and backmounts made with PEEK, Teflon or fused silica glass. We also carry a line of MRI compatible electrodes to fit your needs. If what you need is not immediately available, we will be glad to work with you to find a solution that works for you.
It depends on the parameters of your study. For instance, a mouse is fairly small, so we would recommend a smaller gauge cannula system than for someone using a rat. To determine which components will work best for you, we recommend that you consider these factors: