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
- Carbon dioxide consumption
- Compensation vessel
- Q10 value