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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 138–139 | Cite as

An inexpensive and sensitive method for measuring and classifying activity in small animals

  • G. R. Cizadlo
  • G. W. Bown
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Summary

A vibration-sensitive device which is useful in the quantification of activity in small animals is described. In addition to measurement ot total energy expenditure for activity, this transducer also allows identification of types of activity (sleeping, eating, active movement).

Keywords

Energy Expenditure Total Energy Small Animal Active Movement Total Energy Expenditure 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Cizadlo
    • 1
  • G. W. Bown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyCollege of St. ScholasticaDuluthUSA

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