The TSE Calorimetry System includes the capacity for measuring O2 consumption, CO2 production, food intake, water intake, air temperature, physical activity in x, y, and z planes and running wheel activity on 16 mice or rats simultaneously. This system is maintained by East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (ECDOI) and is open for use to any ECU faculty member. ECDOI is responsible for oversight of the system. Please contact Jim Aloor for scheduling, calibration, and training on the system. You must receive training prior to using the system. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) below must be followed.
Gas Calibration should be performed at least once every month or when switch user.
System Feeding & Drinking Calibration should be performed at least once every month or when switch user.