Metabolic Cage Studies

The Metabolic Phenotyping Core has two systems for mouse metabolic cage studies: The TSE Labmaster System of Germany and the CLAM System (CLAMS) of Columbus Instruments.  

Both measure the calorimetry, activity, and drinking/feeding intake for a period of approximately one week.  

General Differences:

  Cost # Cages Available Days of Acclimation Days of Experiment Diet Addendum Needed
CLAMS $750/block of 12 cages 12 1 4 Powdered Yes
TSE System $750/block of 12 cages 36 5 5 Pellet Yes
Urine Collection Chambers $5/day 8 3 2 Powdered Yes