The Loligo swim tunnel respirometers have been developed for measuring the physiology, energetics, behavior, biomechanics and kinematics of swimming fish, through years of research and laboratory use. Applications also include studies of fluids, visualization of flow around objects, hydraulics, and public display of aquatic wildlife.
The unique and compact design allows adequate space for movements and at the same time a minimum footprint and a low volume required for reliable oxygen consumption measurements.
The planar walls and lid made of clear Plexiglas makes for excellent observations from above and from the side. All other components are made of non-corrosive materials (PVC and stainless steel).
The swim tunnels are unpressurized and a lid-in-a-lid design, permits excellent access to the test section during operation. The external motor, surrounding water bath, and build-in heat exchanger allows for accurate and rapid water temperature control.
For help on using swim tunnel respirometers, refer to instructional videos that can be found on our web site.
Anti-corrosive materials for minimum maintenance
Tool free assembly for easy cleaning and transportation
Double-lid for easy instrumentation and handling of animals
Adjustable vanes for modifying flow profile in test section
Speed control with analog in- and output
Re-usable wooden crate for transportation
Ports for oxygen and temperature probes
Swim tunnel respirometer
Temperature bath (surrounding buffer tank)
Submersible flush pump
Speed control (frequency converter) with analog output (tacho)
Fittings, tubing, tools
Maintenance kit (bearings, seals, wing nuts, washers)
Wooden crate on a flat pallet