MacroRhizons

MacroRhizons: use in the field

MacroRhizons are developed for field research. They have a porous part with an outer diameter of 4.5 mm and a pore size of 0.15 µm. MacroRhizons are only available with female luer lock, suitable for creating a vacuum with syringes. The yield of water is approximately 20 ml/minute.

MacroRhizons have to be inserted at 30 to 45 degrees in an augured hole, or horizontal in the field, to prevent rain water infiltration along the PVC pipe directly to the porous part.

MacroRhizon in the field  

Available MacroRhizons

MacroRhizons have a 4.5 mm outer diameter. The lumen is filled with glass fiber epoxy rod, which is coated with ABS and therefore very strong. MacroRhizons are only available with a female luer lock, fit for creating a vacuum with syringes only.

type MacroRhizon number cm porous cm PVC pipe 5/8 " extra information
MacroRhizon - 19.21.35 19.21.35 9 -
MacroRhizon - 19.21.39 19.21.36 9 90 with protective cap for MacroRhizon tip
+ 90 cm extension tubing PVC/PE,
2 way luer lock stopcock and bicap
MacroRhizon - 19.21.39 19.21.38 9 30 with protective cap for MacroRhizon tip
+ 30 cm extension tubing PVC/PE,
2 way luer lock stopcock and bicap
MacroRhizon - 19.21.39 19.21.39 9 60 with protective cap for MacroRhizon tip
+ 60 cm extension tubing PVC/PE,
2 way luer lock stopcock and bicap

Macro set - 19.21.35 MacroRhizon with / without PVC pipe


Equipment for MacroRhizons

Macro Rhizon Cup - 19.21.37 19.21.37 10 x MacroRhizon Cup, only fit for 19.21.35, 19.21.36, 19.21.38 and 19.21.39
MacroRhizon Insertion Tool - 19.21.51 19.21.51 1 x Insertion tool for MacroRhizon, 4 mm diameter SS pin, 10 cm, supplied with 1 m PVC pipe

An instruction for the installation of MacroRhizons with the Insertion Tool is available for download.

Sampling accessories

Before you can take your samples, you will need additional accessories to create a vacuum. For MacroRhizons, you need a syringe. For field experiments, extension tubing might be useful. We could advise you about the best accessories for your experiments.

Do you have a question? Please contact us: info@rhizosphere.com.