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Name: Sarah T.
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Age: 30s
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Date: 4/10/2003


Question:
What is the best method for measuring the respiration rates of small animals without stressing them out and thereby contaminating your results?


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Generally this is done by putting the animal in a sealed box with an oxygen source and an oxygen sensor. The animal calms down in a few moments and one can get fairly reliable numbers.

Paul Mahoney, PhD


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