Q-Box RP2LP High Range Respiration

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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 levels of CO2 and O2 in the gas that is supplied to the animal chamber is determined using the infrared CO2 gas analyzer (Q-S153) and the O2 Analyzer (Q-S102). This gas is pumped at a known flow rate through the chamber containing the animal. The levels of CO2 and O2 leaving the chamber are determined. The software provides calculations of respiration rate as VCO2 and VO2.

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  Respirometry
  • Animal Metabolic Studies
  • Human Respirometry (with optional accessories)
  • Human Metabolic Studies (with optional accessories)
    • 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 (2x30L)
    • S132 Temperature Probe
    • G127 T-Piece Assembly
    • F250 Flow Meter
    • C610 LabQuest Mini data acquisition system (x2) (6 channels)
    • C901 Logger Pro Software
    • C404 Customized Setup files
    • weather proof case houses all of the sensors and analyzers
    • Q-Box Accessory kit
    • Manual

Optional Components:

Q-Box RP2LP- High Range Respiration Package

Q-Box RP2LP Software

Software: Sample Data from a hamster.
Software: Sample Data from a hamster.
calculation template page for VCO2 and VO2 determinations in an open flow system.
calculation template page for VCO2 and VO2 determinations in an open flow system.


“We purchased twenty Respiration Packages with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. With minimal training, all 150 student teams were able to measure the effects of temperature on respiration rates in mice and lizards. The Qubit Respiration Package certainly works as advertised.”

Dr. Bob Hodson, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

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