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Tecniplast™ Metabolic Cage Systems for Rodents

Unique funnel and cone design completely separates urine and feces

Manufacturer: tecniplast usa  3700M022

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System requires accessory stand to support cage (01-287-6E) and provide access to all cage components.

Catalog No. 01-287-6C

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Description & Specifications


Height (Metric) 48.26cm
Length (Metric) 35.5cm
Width (English) 11 in.
Height (English) 19 in.
Length (English) 14 in.
Width (Metric) 27.9cm
Diameter (English) Inside 8 in.
Autoclavable Yes
Product Type Rodent metabolic cage system
For Use With (Application) A safe, sanitary environment for animals and permits acquisition of untainted urine and feces for study
Diameter (Metric) Inside 20.32cm
Height (English) Interior 5.5 in.
Holds Mice
Height (Metric) Interior 13.9cm
Includes Complete assembly and use instructions, replacement parts list and warranty card
Material Polycarbonate, PMP, Stainless Steel
Surface Area (Metric) 320
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14 x 11 x 19 in. (35.5 x 27.9 x 48.26cm)

Distinctive two-chamber design provides a safe, sanitary environment for animals and permits acquisition of untainted urine and feces for study. Upper and lower chambers constructed of smooth, transparent polycarbonate to prevent gnawing and noise.

Upper Chamber Features

  • Large cover keeps animals securely in cage; allows easy access to interior Stainless-steel support grid separates chambers and allows waste products to pass through bars Handles on grid for easy cage transportation without stand
  • Feeder chamber on outside of upper chamber is large enough for animals to access food, yet small enough to prevent sleeping or nesting Polycarbonate feed drawer underneath feeder chamber slides out for easy filling
  • Rear chamber of feed drawer catches spilled slurry, liquid, or powder food—excess food will not contaminate excreta
  • Calibrated polycarbonate water bottle with stainless-steel cap and sipper tube assembly, combined with water spillage collection tube, facilitates accurate collection of fluid intake data
  • All parts are autoclavable
Lower Chamber Features
  • Nonwetting polymethylpentene (PMP) funnel and separating cone allow waste products to collect in separate feces and urine collection tubes
  • Fecal matter rolls down the sides of funnel to collect in feces collection tube Urine collection tube is graduated in cubic centimeters and can be cooled in an ice bath
  • Tubes unlock from outside of cage with a single twist so as not to disturb animals
  • All parts are autoclavable

Feed drawer not designed for use with pellet food.

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