Core Shuttle Box system

(ID300mm/Temperature/230V/50Hz)

Shuttle Box System Core Large Shuttle Tank ID 400 Shuttlesoft 3 Live Experiment Regulation LOW Shuttlesoft 3 Live Experiment Graphs LOW Shuttlesoft 3 Live Experiment Zone LOW Shuttlesoft 3 Devices LOW Shuttlesoft 3 Data Analysis LOW Shuttlesoft 3 Data Analysis Graphs LOW
Shuttle Box System Core Large
Shuttle Tank ID 400
Shuttlesoft 3 Live Experiment Regulation LOW
Shuttlesoft 3 Live Experiment Graphs LOW
Shuttlesoft 3 Live Experiment Zone LOW
Shuttlesoft 3 Devices LOW
Shuttlesoft 3 Data Analysis LOW
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Features

  • Turn-key system with everything needed for automated shuttle box experiments
  • Real-time video tracking and behavioral analysis
  • Track multiple objects in a single tank
  • Record video, log data, and regulate water parameters in up to three tanks at a time
  • Use our research-grade video camera equipment or your own camera
  • USB data acquisition and digital relay control of pumps/valves
  • Create or import protocols for water quality regulation
  • Easily set up masks, zones and filter out objects. Change settings during an experiment
  • Comprehensive live and offline data analysis functionality directly in ShuttleSoft 3
  • Batch import and analyze data across multiple experiments
  • Export data as Excel file for further analysis
  • Export recorded video of experiment with or without overlays

 

Automated shuttle box system for preference/avoidance measurements in aquatic invertebrates or fish. This core system includes a shuttle tank, and everything needed for video behavior analysis, data acquisition, and digital control of experimental devices for water quality regulation.

The animal can "shuttle" freely between the two sub compartments in the shuttle tank. In a dynamic experiment, each compartment can have opposite acting controls, where the animal “controls” the level of the water quality parameter (e.g., oxygen level or temperature) by moving between each compartment. In a static experiment, the water quality parameter is constant and different in each of the compartments making an ideal setup for exposure, avoidance, or choice tests.

The core shuttle box system comes with the ShuttleSoft 3 software – the fast and user-friendly real-time video tracking software for Windows 10. ShuttleSoft 3 allows for data acquisition and in-depth analysis, while providing easy control and setup of hardware and water quality regulation.

There is a free demo of ShuttleSoft 3, and more information on the software is available in our Quick guide for ShuttleSoft 3.

More shuttle tanks
ShuttleSoft 3 can analyze, control, and regulate up three tanks at a time. Our Shuttle Box system (Add-on) will extend your core system with everything needed to run experiments in an extra shuttle tank.

For Witrox users
ShuttleSoft 3 is fully compatible with our Witrox 1 or Witrox 4 oxygen instruments.

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Software

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ShuttleSoft version 3 video tracking software for shuttle box systems
Shuttlesoft 3 Product LOW

Features

  • Record video, log data, and regulate water parameters in up to three tanks at a time
  • Improved video tracking similar to LoliTrack 5
  • Track multiple objects in a single tank
  • Analyze videos offline of shuttle box experiments whenever you want
  • Easily set up masks, zones and filter out objects. Change settings during an experiment
  • Comprehensive live and offline data analysis functionality directly in ShuttleSoft 3
  • Batch import and analyze data across multiple experiments
  • Export data as Excel file for further analysis
  • Export recorded video of experiment with or without overlays
  • Create or import protocols for water quality regulation

 

ShuttleSoft 3 is fast and user-friendly real-time video tracking and analysis software for Windows 11/10. It is used with our aquatic shuttle box systems for automated preference/avoidance tests in fish or inverts. The software communicates seamlessly with required hardware for video recording, water parameter sensing, and pump control for water parameter regulation.

This major upgraded version features many improvements and additions as well as a much better and faster tracking performance on regular PCs. ShuttleSoft 3 can now record video, log data, and regulate water parameters in up to three shuttle tanks at a time – all from a single PC. And with the possibility of tracking multiple objects, you can now reduce your time spent on shuttle box experiments considerably.

You can track multiple objects simultaneously in up to three tanks. ShuttleSoft 3 can even distinguish objects of same (or different) shape, color, and size, and it can handle occlusions, e.g., collisions or crossing paths. ShuttleSoft 3 works with most video cameras and file formats, and it includes a video recording tool so that you can replay each experiment offline. Videos can be exported as .avi files with or without data overlay.

Exported videos can be analyzed separately from live experiments. This offline feature applies to static shuttle box experiments, and means that you can video record your experiment, and then analyze the video whenever you have time.

ShuttleSoft 3 also boasts an in-depth data analysis dashboard. You can view live data and statistics during live experiments or analyze one or multiple experiments offline. Besides data parameter calculations and statistics, each data parameter is also shown in a customizable graph that can be exported individually. Additionally, you can export all data or a selection hereof as an Excel file for further analysis.

Calculated parameters:

  • Speed
  • Distance moved
  • Number of passages
  • Time and % of time spent in zones
  • Preference values for Custom values
  • Avoidance and preference values for object’s core temperature
  • Maximum and minimum levels of oxygen, temperature, salinity, or pH/CO2
  • Avoidance and preference values for oxygen, temperature, salinity, or pH/CO2

Zones, e.g., high zone and low zone, masks, and filter settings are easily created, and can be changed during an experiment to account for changes, e.g., in the ambient light level.

ShuttleSoft 3 is compatible with the following instruments: Witrox 1 and 4, WTW instruments, and PowerX4.

 

  • Free demo. We have a free demo of ShuttleSoft 3 available for you to see if the software works for your application. Alternatively, you can ask us for advice.
  • Quick guide. Read our Quick guide for ShuttleSoft 3 to get started using the software.
  • FAQ. Visit our online FAQ for more information and help with ShuttleSoft 3.

USB

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Long range Bluetooth dongle
LONG RANGE DONGLE

This Class 1 Bluetooth 4.0 dongle for USB and external antennae doubles the wireless range of your (Class 2) PC system.

Test tanks

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Shuttle tank (300x300mm)
Shuttle Tank Above

Shuttle tank for testing aquatic animal behavior in different controlled environments.

Use our tank to test the behavior of animals moving freely between zones of different water temperature, oxygen, salinity, turbidity, pollutants etc. It is also possible to set up a combination of different environmental effects, e.g., simultaneous exposure to increased temperatures and oxygen depletion.

The Shuttle tank is an 8-figure shaped tank in which an animal can shuttle between two compartments via a short passage. Water is slowly rotating inside each sub compartment preventing any mixing of water between the two.

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Buffer tank for Shuttle tank (300x300mm)
Shuttle Buffertank

This buffer tank is made use with a Loligo® shuttle tank and has the volume and ports needed for feeding the tank with a continuous flow of water by gravity and regulating water quality (temperature, oxygen, pH/CO2, salinity).

Video

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Video camera (5MP/USB3.1)
USB C Camera

Features

  • Compact USB 3.1 camera
  • 5 MP CMOS sensor
  • USB Type-C connector
  • For use with IR lighting

 

This high value for money, compact, and industrial German C-mount camera with SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps is equipped with the versatile 1/2.5" 5.04 MP CMOS sensor ON Semiconductor and USB Type-C connector. It is ideally suited for microscopy and lab applications requiring high image resolution, and for applications with poor or changing lighting conditions. The camera comes without IR filter making it ideal for use with our IR lighting panels for applications requiring back illumination, e.g. shuttle tanks.

Included with the camera:

  • USB cable (3 m)
  • Tripod adapter
  • Wall bracket mount
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Monofocal lens (6mm/1/1.8")
Monofocal Lens 6 Mm

High quality lens for megapixel cameras.

Pumps

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Eheim pump (5L/min/230V/50Hz)
Eheim Pump

German-made submersible Eheim pump (centrifugal) for use in sea and fresh water.

Tubing

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Tube clamp
Tube Clamp

Tube clamp for <20 mm tubes.

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Toxic-free PVC tube, per metre (ID10mm)
Toxic Free PVC Tubing

Flexible (dim) PVC tubing for technical toxic-free applications. These tubes are very flexible.

Instruments

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WTW pH 3310 SET 2
WTW PH3310

This SET comes with a pH 3310 instrument, serial interface, mobile case, SenTix 41 pH probe, and three buffer solutions (pH 4, pH 7, and KaCl).

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PowerX4 (LAN/Bluetooth power strip-230V/50Hz)
Powerx4 ISO (1)

Use this industrial grade 4-fold power strip for software-driven control and monitoring of equipment via LAN/Ethernet or Bluetooth.

Connect pumps, solenoid valves, or stirrers to one of four independent electrical sockets switching at zero current (ZCS), e.g., for automated respirometry, water quality regulation, shuttle box experiments etc.

Electrical parameters like input voltage and power consumption (in Amps) for each relay, can be monitored and logged in Loligo® software for diagnostics of connected appliances.

Accessories

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Temperature control set (230V/50Hz)
TEMP ACCESSORIES

This accessory set for our DAQ and REG instruments, is used for control of water temperature by passing water through a steel coil and back via the tubing, in order to heat or chill the water.

Optional

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Systems

Shuttle Box System Add On Large
From 6,298.00 (EUR)
Add-on Shuttle Box system

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ShuttleSoft 3
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A step by step guide on how to set up and use the software
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ShuttleSoft 3
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Video tracking software for shuttle box systems
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ShuttleSoft 3 - FREE DEMO
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Video tracking software for shuttle box systems
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