The Q-Box RP2LP- High Range Respiration Package can be used to study metabolic rates via CO2 and O2 exchange in mammals, and other animals with higher metabolic rates. When combined with Qubit Gas Switching System measurements of respiration rates (VO2, VCO2) and RQ are automated for up to 7 animals (8 channel system including reference)
The Q-Box RP2LP Package provides you with all of the materials required to measure the respiration of small animals using an open-flow gas exchange system. The percentage of CO2 and O2 in the air that will be supplied to the animal chamber or flask is determined using the infrared CO2 gas analyzer (Q-S153) and the O2 Analyzer (Q-S102). The air supply is then pumped at a known flow rate through the chamber containing the animal. The percentage of CO2 and O2 in the outflow air is determined . The software provides calculation page for respiration rate determinations from the percentage change in O2 and CO2 and the flow rate.
For Multichannel measurements of respiration (up to 7 samples plus reference) consider adding Qubit Gas Switching System to Q-Box RP2LP High Range Respiration Package.
Modular Gas Exchange Measuring System for more active animals
Includes CO2 and O2 analyzers
Components interchangeable with other Q-Box Packages
Housed in rugged box for easy transport and set up
Use in a lab or field (with optional battery pack)
Animal Metabolic Studies
Human Respirometry (with optional accessories)
Human Metabolic Studies (with optional accessories)
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Q-P651 Gas Pump (3LPM no load)
Q-G265 Flow Monitor (2LPM)
Q-S102 Oxygen Analyzer (0-100%)
Q-S153 CO2 Analyzer (0-10%) (Includes CO2 and H2O scrubbers)
G114 Animal Chamber (8.5×12.5 cm )
G122 Large Gas Bags
S132 Temperature Probe
G127 T-Piece Assembly
F250 Flow Meter
C610 LabQuest Minis data acquisition system (6 channels)
C901 Logger Pro Software
C404 Customized Setup files
weather proof case houses all of the sensors and analyzers
Q-Box Accessory kit
A249 Battery Pack (Optional)
Gas Switching System (for up to 8 channels)
Q-Box RP2LP Software
Software: Sample Data from a hamster:
Q-Box RP2LP software provides calculation templates for VCO2 and VO2 determinations in an open flow system.
If you have the Q-Box RP2LP High Range Respiration Package, you can assemble a complete Q-Box HR1LP Human Respirometry Package by purchasing the Breath Collection Valve Assembly, Spirometer, Face Mask and the Wireless Exercise Heart Rate Monitor. For measurements of respiration in less active or smaller animals see our Q-Box RP1LP Low Range Respiration Package.