Metabolic Chamber for Mouse with Waste Collection

Metabolic Chamber for Mouse with Waste Collection

This metabolic cage designed specifically for mice features a unique funnel and cone design that effectively separates feces and urine into tubes outside the cage. This cage is designed to allow for immediate, complete and total separation of urine and feces. The usable floor area is 200 cm2 with an internal height of 130 mm.

  • Designed to house individual mice
  • Accurate and reliable separation of solid and liquid waste
  • Special drain at drinking station separates spilled drink from liquid waste
  • Autoclavable

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
72-9061 Single Mouse Metabolic Cage, usable floor area 200 cm2, internal height 130 mm
52-6756 Single Cage Stand for Use with Metabolic Cages, 34 x 31 x 31 cm (13.25 x 12.5 x 12.5 in), requires 72-9062 Support Plate
52-6764 Multiple Cage Rack, Vertical, holds 12 cages, requires 72-9062 Support Plate
72-9062 Support Plate for Cage and Stand
72-9059 Urine Collection Tube, 15 ml for Mice
72-9058 Urine Collection Tube, 70 ml for Rats and Diabetic Mice
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This metabolic cage designed specifically for mice features a unique funnel and cone design that effectively separates feces and urine into tubes outside the cage. This cage is designed to allow for immediate, complete and total separation of urine and feces. The usable floor area is 200 cm2 with an internal height of 130 mm.

  • Designed to house individual mice
  • Accurate and reliable separation of solid and liquid waste
  • Special drain at drinking station separates spilled drink from liquid waste
  • Autoclavable

The cage has a two-part feeding chamber located outside of the cage itself. The front chamber catches spilled food so there is no possibility of food/waste contamination. The water bottle has a special drain to collect overflow while the animal is drinking and diverts it into a collection tube separate from the waste collection tubes. The feeding drawers slide out easily, allowing for removal without interrupting the study.

The 72-9061 Mouse Metabolic Cage comes complete with the following components:

  1. Cone
  2. Separation cone
  3. Urine collection ring
  4. Collection tubes for feces and urine (2)
  5. Upper chamber with lid
  6. Lower chamber with closure
  7. Water bottle
  8. Tube for water spillage

Components #1 to 4 are made of polymethylpentene (PMP) while components #5 to 8 are made of polycarbonate.

The cage can be used without a cage stand, but it is recommended that one be used. Use of a stand facilitates easy access to all of the collection tubes without having to physically lift the cage and disturb the animal. If you choose to use the cage stand or a multiple cage rack, it is necessary to also purchase the 72-9062 support plate.

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