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Measuring respiration rates

Here’s what the last month of my life was like.

This video shows the process of measuring limpet respiration using a fluorescence-based oxygen measuring system and a custom-built 15-well respiration chamber. The water bath maintains the desired temperature, and the user’s only job is to sit there and move the fiber optic probe to each well and take a reading for ~10 seconds. This goes on for two hours, and then you get to clean up, weigh all the animals, and move on with your life