Automated shuttle box system for preference/avoidance measurements in aquatic invertebrates or fish. This core system includes a shuttle tank, and everything needed for video behavior analysis, data acquisition, and digital control of experimental devices for water quality regulation.
The animal can "shuttle" freely between the two sub compartments in the shuttle tank. In a dynamic experiment, each compartment can have opposite acting controls, where the animal “controls” the level of the water quality parameter (e.g., oxygen level or temperature) by moving between each compartment. In a static experiment, the water quality parameter is constant and different in each of the compartments making an ideal setup for exposure, avoidance, or choice tests.
The core shuttle box system comes with the ShuttleSoft 3 software – the fast and user-friendly real-time video tracking software for Windows 10. ShuttleSoft 3 allows for data acquisition and in-depth analysis, while providing easy control and setup of hardware and water quality regulation.
More shuttle tanks
ShuttleSoft 3 can analyze, control, and regulate up three tanks at a time. Our Shuttle Box system (Add-on) will extend your core system with everything needed to run experiments in an extra shuttle tank.
This is an add-on system for the Shuttle Box system (Core). The add-on system will upgrade your core shuttle box system with everything needed to run an additional shuttle tank from inside ShuttleSoft 3.
Note that ShuttleSoft 3 can run up to three shuttle tanks from a single PC. If you want to run three shuttle tanks, simply add 2 x Shuttle Box system (Add-on) to your Shuttle Box system (Core).
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This complete system includes the swim tunnel and everything needed for automated measurements of oxygen consumption rates and control of water velocity. Flow measuring equipment and accessories for water temperature regulation (excl. heater/chiller) is also included.
This system includes a swim tunnel and everything needed for automated water velocity control and calibration.
Applications include Ucrit tests, swimming behavior, forced exercise, swimming kinematics, and other experiments requiring accurate and computerized control of activity level/swimming speed.
This system measures individual respiration in real-time in tiny organisms like zebrafish embryos, Daphnia, fish/invert eggs or larvae, Drosophila etc., based on a 24-channel optical fluorescence oxygen reading device. Individual organisms are placed inside gas-tight 80-1700 µl glass chambers on a 24-well microplate footprint for real-time oxygen consumption rate measurements. Each chamber is fitted with a non-invasive and re-usable oxygen sensor spot that can be re-calibrated and sterilized for multiple trials. The microplate and reader are placed inside an incubator for temperature control, or use an optional flow-through water bath and refrigerated circulator. A soft silicone gasket with a thin liner (e.g., PCR film) is placed on top of the microplate to seal the 24 chambers in one go.
Upgrade this system with up to nine add-on systems each including an extra reader and plate, i.e., for measuring respiration in 240 organisms simultaneously.
This add-on system will upgrade your (complete) microplate system with an additional 24. It includes everything needed for microplate respiration measurements including an extra reader that is simply daisy-chained to the first reader. Add up to nine extra readers in this way for simultaneous measurements in up to 240 chambers/wells from a single PC.
This complete system includes up to eight horizontal mini chambers of customized length, and everything needed for fully automated oxygen consumption rate measurements, device control, data analysis and regulation of water temperature, e.g. computerized intermittent respirometry.
Use this turnkey system with aquatic invertebrates or fish matching our mini chambers.
This complete system includes up to eight medium chambers of customized length, and everything needed for fully automated oxygen consumption rate measurements, device control, data analysis and regulation of water temperature, e.g. computerized intermittent respirometry.
Use this turnkey system with aquatic invertebrates or fish matching our medium chambers.
This system combines three devices and user-friendly software for automated measurements of complete step-wise oxygen equilibration curves of respiratory pigments and precise pH sampling over a broad range of temperatures and gas mixtures. Determine P50 values and Hill coefficients in undiluted blood, hemolysate or purified pigments, e.g., myoglobin, hemoglobin, hemocyanin, hemerythrin, leghemoglobin etc.
The PC software interface allows for fully automated measurements, data acquisition and analysis making it easy to run multiple samples with minimum effort and time-consumption.
Water quality control systems for multiple fish tanks, aquaria, etc. Our OmniCTRL systems allow you to monitor, log, and regulate water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH/CO2, and salinity in a high number of independent tanks – all from a single Windows computer. Regulate one or several parameters simultaneously and automatically to user-defined setpoints or protocols.
The OmniCTRL software lets you connect multiple measurement instruments to the same computer, and control pumps and valves through the PowerX4 devices that communicate via Bluetooth (wireless) or LAN/ethernet (cabled).
OmniCTRL is easy-to-use software for Win10/11, making it easy to log data, calibrate sensors, change measurement units, and set up automated protocols for changes in any of the four water quality parameters. Each protocol can be customized to your specific research application, and can be set to regulate in steps or in a sinusoid manner, e.g., to mimic natural fluctuations like diurnal changes. You can save and load the protocols for faster and more consistent setups.
A core OmniCTRL system includes software and hardware for working with a single tank and 1-way regulation (i.e., parameter level up OR down). If you need to work with more tanks, simply add one OmniCTRL system (Add-on) for each extra tank.
If you want to have 2-way regulation (i.e., parameter level up AND down) in your core OmniCTRL system, simply add the required temperature, gas, or fluid control set:
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This add-on OmniCTRL system will upgrade your core OmniCTRL system with everything needed to log and regulate a water quality parameter (i.e., temperature, oxygen, pH/CO2, or salinity) in an additional tank.
Note that OmniCTRL can log and regulate water quality in a high number of tanks using a single PC. For example, if you want to work with four independent tanks, simply add 3 x OmniCTRL system (Add-on) to your OmniCTRL system (Core). Remember to choose the matching water quality parameter or combination hereof.
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