Last Updated on July 22, 2020
The Drinko Measurer is one of our most simple products, but an extremely useful one for gathering precise measurements of liquid consumption in animal studies.
What makes the Drinko Measurer unique is that it contains double ball bearings inside the nozzle of the sipper, preventing leakage of excess liquid. Furthermore, when force from a mouse or rat is applied to the tip of the sipper tube, a single drop of solution is applied.
Each tube also contains a clip that attaches to the sipper tube to the cage to stabilize the bottle to the cage. This prevents it from being knocked out of place by the mouse or rat. This clip can also be adjusted so you can adjust the length of the nozzle within the cage.
Additionally, all parts are autoclavable for easy cleaning.
The Drinko Measurer comes with several different sipper tube lengths 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 inch as well as two different bottle sizes, 10 and 15ml. We also have new 15ml bottles with ml markings making it easier to visualize liquid consumption. However, we recommend weighing the bottles for the best results.
Now I’m going to tell you about several applications we recommend for the Drinko Measurer. The first is for drug delivery experiments.
For drugs that can be administered orally and easily mixed into a solvent, simply use the Drinko Measurer as a means for drug delivery rather than having to inject your experimental animals.
This is useful for drug dosing experiments and toxicology studies. Also, by combining two units per cage, you can measure drug-seeking preference with drugs of abuse.
The second application is for conditioned taste preference. Or conditioned taste aversion
Easily Measure preference or avoidance of a liquid by combining two Drinko Measurer systems and measuring liquid consumption.
Finally, we do carry 40 mL bottles which are useful for larger animals or for extended access studies.
You can purchase units easily by navigating to our shop.