The EasyCage base, top and water bottle are composed of recyclable, BPA-free, PET plastic. The EasyCage Mouse feeder is made of recyclable polypropylene, while EasyCage Rat feeders are made of stainless steel or sheet metal aluminum.
The EasyCage Mouse can comfortably accommodate 5 mice, while the EasyCage Rat 900 can comfortably accommodate 2 rats. Both EasyCage systems are in accordance with The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and Directive 201/63/EU (ETS 123).
Most users perform cage changes every 14 days. Depending on how many rodents are housed, cages with fewer animals may be able to extend use beyond 14 days.
Temperatures should not exceed 115°F / 46°C.
When kept in the original packaging and stored in optimal conditions, the average shelf life for the EasyCage is one year.
We use 3 filters in our EasyCage system. One in the cage and two in the lid. All are Reemay filters.
For the pre-bedded EasyCage, we offer NestPaks® (ALPHA-dri® or ¼" corn cob).
The EasyCage is disposable, eliminating the need to wash or clean cage bottoms. The EasyCage was designed for one-time use.
Yes. Every EasyCage can be used to transfer rodents from one facility to the next. All cages disengaged from the IVC rack are not being ventilated, and care should be taken in all of these situations.
Allentown will work with our customers to create a delivery program that works best with their budget and caging needs. Deliveries can be set up on a monthly, quarterly or semiannual schedule.
Cage systems are sold in sets. Allentown sales people will have a cage calculator to help you determine appropriate order quantities.
NexGen IVC racks do not have special electrical requirements. They use a standard outlet.
Once power is restored to your facility, the rack will automatically restart with the same settings as before.
This is dependent on how many rodents are housed in a cage. Typically with 3-5 mice, or 1-2 rats, you can keep the animals in the NexGen IVC rack/cage for 12-24 hours.
Typically, racks are cleaned with a rack washer. However, if in accordance with your facility's Health and Safety guidelines, you may use other washing methods such as chlorine dioxide, or an alcohol-based disinfectant.
Yes. VHP and other comparable technologies can be used.
This is not necessary, but, if your facility would like the option to direct humidity and odor out, our experts in our Vivarium Design Services department can help you.
We recommend you use your pre-filled water bottles within two years of the fill date.
The environment should not exceed 115°F / 46°C.
All EasyCage Mouse components (bottom, lid, water bottle and feeder) are made of 100% recyclable materials. All EasyCage Rat components are recyclable, with the exception of the stainless steel feeder.
We recommend you check your current facility recycling program/local recycling programs to find the closest location that accepts open neck plastic containers.
Before recycling, ensure EasyCage bottoms are free of bedding and water bottles are empty. Lids, filters, feeders and card holders can be recycled as is.
We ask that you provide the contact information for your local recycling service and we will make arrangements from there.
If a municipal program does not have a material sorting facility, Allentown can recycle the lids/bottoms for a fee. With this option, you don't need to dump the cages prior to recycling.
Please contact your Allentown Technical Sales Consultant.