The Muscle Holder is ideally used to hold isolated skeletal muscle, such as the gastrocnemius muscle from frog or toad. The isolated muscle is placed in the upper chamber while an intact nerve (such as the sciatic nerve) can be placed on built-in stimulating electrodes located in the lower chamber. The holder is manufactured from perspex, making it robust, easy to clean, and ideal for student classrooms.
The holder has a base plate that can support a beaker (150-200 ml) below the level of the electrodes. A silicon tube on the side of the holder can be connected to an air/oxygen source, to deliver air to the solution around for the muscle and nerve.
Included with the Muscle Holder is a bar for attaching to the Manipulator and Stand or any laboratory retort stand. A stand clamp (purchased separately) is required for attachment to any stand.
We recommend using the Muscle Holder with the Teaching Force Transducer (0-500g). A Bridge Pod is required for existing users of the Force Transducer (0-500 gms), which has been discontinued.