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Volumetric measurement of breathing in small animals

Volumetric measurement of breathing in small animals

Item no.: P4090100

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The measurement of breathing processes, i.e. determination of the consumption of oxygen or release of carbon dioxide is carried out volumetrically. For this purpose an invertebrate animal is enclosed in a temperature-controlled spirometer. The exhaled carbon dioxide is absorbed by concentrated potassium hydroxide solution.


  • Complete experiment setup for temperature-controlled spirometry
  • Setup permits quantitative determination of the O2/CO2 metabolism


  • Measure the oxygen consumption of insects in relation to ambient temperature and body weight.

What you can learn about

  • Oxygen consumption
  • Volumetric measurement
  • Respirometer
  • Carbon dioxide consumption
  • Compensation vessel
  • Q10 value


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p4090100e.pdf Experiment guide, English 175.26 KB

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