Most likely no. Without drilling into the skull there isn't a good way to secure the electrode.
Acute guides have a recessed top for direct injection with syringe which allows easier insertion, while the standard cannula is made to be used with an injector cannula.
Acceptable sterilization methods:
You can use an epoxy which will give the Optic fiber housing a stronger bond or super glue which is a more affordable option.
Dummy cannulas are removed due to the natural grooming patterns of rodents. Counter clockwise grooming unscrews the dummy cannula making it easier for the animal to remove. After performing the implantation surgery, applying a bitter or spicy taste to the dummy can deter the animal from playing with the cannula. Another option is to screw a nut onto the guide to increase resistance.
Can you make a double guide and its mating components in MRI compatible material such as PEEK?As long as there are no dimensional limitations we can handle most requests for customization.
P1 Technologies is proud to offer mating components used when doing optogenetics, but we do not currently carry fibers. We recommend contacting Thor Labs for your fiber needs.