Light, compact, and inexpensive!
The dDrive chronic microdrive enables precise probe movement in freely behaving animals.
The dDrive-2.5 is optimized for applications where an exceptionally small and lightweight microdrive solution is needed.
In addition to its reduced size, the dDrive-2.5 incorporates improvements to enhance its usability and practicality. NeuroNexus recommends the dDrive-2.5 for researchers performing chronic recordings in mice, birds, and other small animal models.
The dDrive-5 is suitable to the widest variety of applications in rodents or similar animal models. With a drive range of 5 mm and a weight of 0.55 g, the dDrive-5 provides enough probe depth adjustment for extended experiments, but remains light enough even for mice.
With an extended drive range of 7.5 mm, the dDrive-7.5 is most suited to larger animal models, or applications where a wide range of probe movement is desirable.
With 2.5 mm more drive range than dDrive-7.5 mm, the dDrive-10 is capable of safely housing a full 10 mm probe.
|Drive Range||2.5 mm||5 mm||7.5 mm||10 mm|
|Dimensions (W x L x H)||5.7 x 8.25 x 8.9 (mm)||5.7 x 8.25 x 11.4 (mm)||5.7 x 8.25 x 13.9 (mm)||5.7 x 8.25 x 16.4 (mm)|
|Weight||0.45 g||0.55 g||0.70 g||0.85 g|
|Drive Resolution||250 µm/turn||250 µm/turn||250 µm/turn||250 µm/turn|
|Drive Mechanism||Screw base||Screw base||Screw base||Screw base|
|dDrive-2.5/ dDrive-5 / dDrive-7.5/ dDrive-10||Full dDrive kit (probe mounted unless otherwise specified).|
|dDrive Starter Kit||Includes dummy probe on dDrive of choice.|
|Chronic Recording Starter Kit (Qtrode only)||5 HQ4 Probes mounted on 5 dDrives, 1 dDrive Screwdriver, 1 IST-Adpt, 1 IST-2mm|
|dDrive Screwdriver||Mounts to the drive screw to advance or retract the probe.|
|IST-dDrive||Mounts to a stereotaxic frame (for Kopf 7.9 mm). Includes IST-Adpt and IST-2mm (see below), and dDrive screwdriver.|
|IST-Adpt||Mounts to a stereotaxic frame (for Kopf 7.9 mm).|
|IST-2mm||2 mm rod connects dDrive package to IST-Adpt for the implant.|
Browse the MicroDrive Selection Guide to select your desired microdrive size.
A dDrive surgical video guide is available to guide you through the implant procedure. Please contact us for access.