Murine Waste Separation and Collection

The Technology

The Tecniplast cages use a system of funnels coated with anti-adherent linings that separate urine and feces from freely moving mice. The system comprises 12 chambers to hold 12 individually-housed mice at a time. No electronics are involved. The samples are collected in small cups located on the secondary chamber located underneath and separated from the animal’s housing unit.


Melissa Kazantzis: (561) 228-2898


Contact Melissa to get a free instrument training. Training duration: about 45 minutes.


C105 (Vivarium).

Getting it Done

To be able to start housing your animal and collecting samples using this metabolic cage system, schedule your free training. Certified Scripps FL users must pre-book the instrument on our Outlook calendar system and operate the instrument according to its posted guidelines.

Feeding studies require IACUC pre-approval. We offer a template AUP (see below) that users can modify as needed to obtain their lab-specific AUP for this procedure.


Scripps Research Community: $45 per diem (plus labor when applicable).

External Academic and External for-profits: $45 per diem plus applicable indirect costs.

*For cohorts larger than 120 mice, a discounted daily rate of $30 applies after mouse #120