Instech Plastic Feeding Tubes

Instech Plastic Feeding Tubes

Plastic feeding tubes offer increased flexibility to help reduce trauma and performation. Low cost, disposable. 

Item# Description
75-0266 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 22 ga x 25 mm long, for Mouse, Rat Pup, pkg. 50
72-4453 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 22 ga x 25 mm long, for Mouse, Rat Pup, pkg. 250
75-0267 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 20 ga x 30 mm long, for Mouse, Rat Pup, pkg. 50
72-4448 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 20 ga x 30 mm long, for Mouse, Rat Pup, pkg. 250
75-0268 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 20 ga x 38 mm long, for Mouse, Rat Pup, pkg. 50
72-4449 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 20 ga x 38 mm long, for Mouse, Rat Pup, pkg. 250
75-0269 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 18 Ga x 30mm long, for Rat (100 to 150 g), pkg. 50
72-4442 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 18 Ga x 30mm long, for Rat (100 to 150 g), pkg. 250
75-0270 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 18 Ga x 38mm long, for Rat (150 to 200 g), pkg. 50
72-4443 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 18 Ga x 38mm long, for Rat (150 to 200 g), pkg. 250
75-0271 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 18 Ga x 50mm long, for Rat (200 to 250 g), pkg. 50
72-4444 Disposable Feeding Tubes, for Rat (200 to 250 g), 18 Ga x 50mm long, pkg. 250
75-0272 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 18 ga x 75 mm long, for Rat (200 to 300 g), pkg. 50
72-4445 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 18 Ga x 75mm long, for Rat (200 to 300 g), pkg. 250
75-0273 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 15 ga x 78 mm long, for Rat (250 to 300 g), pkg. 50
72-4446 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 15 Ga x 78mm long, for Rat (250 to 300 g), pkg. 250
75-0274 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 15 ga x 100 mm long, for Rat (>300 g), pkg. 50
72-4447 Disposable Feeding Tubes, 15 Ga x 100mm long, for Rat (>300 g), pkg. 250
75-0275 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 13 ga x 90 mm long, for Hamster, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, pkg. 50
72-4450 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 13 ga x 90 mm long, for Hamster, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, pkg. 250
75-0276 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 13 ga x 150 mm long, for Hamster, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, pkg. 50
72-4451 Disposable Plastic Feeding Tubes, 13 ga x 150 mm long, for Hamster, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, pkg. 250
For local pricing, contact your nearest distributor.

Many researchers have converted to the plastic feeding tube for the increased tubing flexibility which reduces trauma and performation and for the simplicity of a low cost, disposable device.

These tubes feature medical grade materials designed to minimize the risk of interactions with test compounds. The tube is constructed of polypropylene which is the same material used in plastic syringes. The soft, bulb-shaped tip is fabricated from medical grade silicone (though virtually none of the tip is in the fluid path). The soft, bulb-shaped tip is designed to obviate inadvertent tube placement in the trachea and to reduce the risk of trauma and performation.

  • Flexibility reduces risk of perforation
  • Soft rubber tip minimizes trauma
  • No labor-intensive cleaning/sterilizing
  • Reduced risk of residual compound
  • Reduced risk of cross-contamination 
  • Available in packages of 50 or 250

Instead of using the solvents and glues used by other plastic feeding tubes, the manufacturing process insert molds the luer and the rubber tip directly to the tube. This method, though more costly, improves the bond strength of these connections and assures more consistent quality.

These feeding tubes are available in a variety of diameters and lengths to allow for use in most small laboratory animals.

The package of 50 contains 10 sterile pouches of 5. The package of 250 contains 50 sterile pouches of 5.

Specifications72-444272-444372-444472-444572-444672-4447
ColorPinkPinkPinkPinkBlueBlue
Gauge181818181515
ID Metric0.70.70.70.71.21.2
Length Metric3038507578100
MaterialMedical-Grade Polypropylene Luer and Tube, Medical-Grade Silicone TipPolypropylene tube, Silicone TipPolypropylene tube, Silicone TipPolypropylene tube, Silicone TipPolypropylene tube, Silicone TipPolypropylene tube, Silicone Tip
OD Metric1.21.21.21.21.81.8