PIT Tags Manufacturer
Offer Good Price
Manufacturing low-frequency, high-frequency, and ultra-high-frequency animal RFID tags
- 1-year quality warranty
- Free return
professional technical team
How To buy PIT Tags
Professional PIT Tag Manufacturer
If you are looking for a PIT tag manufacturer for your wildlife research project, you should choose us. We are the best PIT tag manufacturer in the industry, with over 20 years of experience and innovation. We offer a wide range of high-quality PIT tags in different sizes, frequencies, and packaging options to suit your application and budget. We also offer custom-made PIT tags for special requirements. All our PIT tags are ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 11784/11785 compliant and ICAR (International Committee of Animal Recording) approved.
We have served thousands of customers from various fields and regions around the world. We have many successful customer cases that prove our PIT tags’ performance and reliability. We also have many competitive advantages that make us stand out from other PIT tag manufacturers. We offer competitive prices, excellent service, and constant innovation.
If you are interested in our PIT tags or want to know more about our products and services, please contact us today.
HDX PIT Tags
We are a professional RFID tag manufacturer, we produced the HDX PIT Tags. HDX PIT Tags are passive RFID tags that are used for tracking and monitoring fish and wildlife, and they have the following advantages:
Long-range reading: HDX PIT Tags operate at low frequency, and can be recognized by high-sensitivity readers from a distance, suitable for various environments and scenarios.The read range of HDX PIT Tag depends on the size of the tag, the sensitivity of the reader, the shape and size of the antenna, and the interference of the environment. Generally speaking, HDX PIT Tag has a longer read range than FDX PIT Tag. the expected read range of different sizes of HDX PIT Tag are as follows:
12mm HDX PIT Tag: 45 cm,23mm HDX PIT Tag: 60 cm ,32mm HDX PIT Tag: 90 cm
Of course, these data are only reference values, and the actual read range may vary. If you want a longer read range, you can use high-performance readers and antennas, or use multiple antennas to cover a larger area.
High interference resistance: HDX PIT Tags use half-duplex (HDX) technology, and can work normally under strong magnetic fields and metal interference, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of data.
Diversified sizes and shapes: We offer different sizes and shapes of HDX PIT Tags, to meet the needs of different kinds and sizes of animals, from mice to whales can use our tags.The ranging from 1.25x7mm, 1.4mm x 8.mm ,2.12mm x 8mm,2.12mm x 12mm,3mm x 15mm,4mm x 32mm.
High-quality materials and processes: We use high-quality biocompatible materials and precise injection molding processes to manufacture our HDX PIT Tags, ensuring the durability and safety of the tags.
If you want to know more about our HDX PIT Tags, please visit our website or contact us. We look forward to working with you!
FDX PIT Tags
FDX PIT Tag is another type of passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that can also be used for tracking and monitoring fish and wildlife. FDX PIT Tag uses full-duplex (FDX) technology, which also operates at low frequency, but it has a shorter read range than HDX PIT Tag. The advantage of FDX PIT Tag is that it has a smaller size than HDX PIT Tag, and can be used to mark smaller animals. FDX PIT Tag is also made of high-quality biocompatible materials and precise injection molding processes, ensuring the durability and safety of the tag.
HF PIT Tags
Beside the FDX PIT Tags and HDX PIT Tags,RFID TAG Maker also produced the HF PIT Tags.
HF PIT Tag is a high-frequency (HF) passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that can also be used for tracking and monitoring fish and wildlife. HF PIT Tag uses ISO 15693 standard, which operates at 13.56 MHz frequency, and can be recognized by HF readers. The advantage of HF PIT Tag is that it can store more data, such as animal’s gender, age, weight, etc., and can be repeatedly written and read. The disadvantage of HF PIT Tag is that it has a shorter read range than low-frequency (LF) PIT Tag, usually only a few centimeters to a few decimeters. HF PIT Tag is also made of high-quality biocompatible materials and precise injection molding processes, ensuring the durability and safety of the tag.
PIT Tag lnjectors and Needles
PIT Tag injectors and needles are tools for injecting PIT Tags into animals, and they can vary depending on the size, type and packaging options of the PIT Tags. Generally, Our PIT Tag injectors and needles include the following types:
– Single-use pre-load needle-syringe combinations, which package the PIT Tag and the syringe together in a needle, and can be discarded after use.
– Single-use pre-load needles, which pre-insert the PIT Tag into a needle, and need to be used with a suitable implant gun, and can be discarded after use.
– Reusable needles and syringes, which can be used multiple times to inject PIT Tags into animals, but need to be disinfected and cleaned before each use.
PIT Tag scanner
We produced PIT Tag scanner for reading PIT Tags, which can activate the chip in the PIT Tag by emitting electromagnetic waves, and obtain the unique identification code of the PIT Tag. PIT Tag scanner reader has different types and functions, and can be selected according to different application scenarios and needs. Generally, PIT Tag scanner can be divided into the following types:
Handheld PIT Tag scanner, which is a portable device that can manually scan PIT Tags on animals, suitable for field or laboratory tagging and detection. Handheld PIT Tag scanner usually has a display screen and a button, which can show and store the identification code of the PIT Tag, and can also connect with other devices via Bluetooth or USB, etc.
Stationary PIT Tag scanner antenna, which is a device installed in a fixed location that can automatically read PIT Tags when animals pass by, suitable for long-term monitoring and research in aquatic or terrestrial environments. Stationary PIT Tag scanner antenna usually consists of one or more antennas and a controller, which can cover one or more detection points, and can also connect with other devices via network or wireless, etc.
How to Choose the Best PIT Tag Manufacturer for Your Wildlife Research?
PIT tags, or passive integrated transponders, are small electronic devices that can be implanted into animals to track their movement, behavior, and survival. PIT tags are widely used in wildlife research, especially for fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. PIT tags provide a unique identification number for each animal, which can be read by a special antenna and recorded by a computer. PIT tags are durable, reliable, and cost-effective, making them an ideal tool for wildlife research.
However, not all PIT tags are created equal. There are many factors to consider when choosing a PIT tag manufacturer for your wildlife research project. You want to make sure that the PIT tag manufacturer can provide you with high-quality products, excellent service, and competitive prices. You also want to make sure that the PIT tag manufacturer has the expertise and experience to meet your specific needs and expectations.
That’s why you should choose RFID Tag Maker as your PIT tag manufacturer. We are the leading PIT tag manufacturer in the industry, with over 20 years of experience and innovation. We offer a wide range of PIT tags in different sizes, frequencies, and packaging options to suit your application and budget. We also offer custom-made PIT tags for special requirements. All our PIT tags are ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 11784/11785 compliant and ICAR (International Committee of Animal Recording) approved, ensuring their quality and compatibility.
Production Process for High quality PIT tag
RFID Tag Maker use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to produce our PIT tags. Our production process consists of four main steps:
Encapsulation: We encapsulate our PIT tags in biocompatible glass, which protects them from water, dirt, and corrosion. Our encapsulation process is precise and consistent, ensuring the integrity and performance of our PIT tags.
Coding: We code our PIT tags with unique identification numbers, which are hard-coded into the memory blocks of the IC (integrated circuit) inside the tag. Our coding process is secure and accurate, ensuring the uniqueness and traceability of our PIT tags.
Testing: We test our PIT tags for functionality, readability, and durability. Our testing process is rigorous and comprehensive, ensuring the reliability and longevity of our PIT tags.
Packaging: We package our PIT tags in sterile or non-sterile syringes or trays, depending on your preference. Our packaging process is sanitary and convenient, ensuring the safety and ease of use of our PIT tags.
RFID Tag Maker's PIT Ttag Features
RFID tag Maker offer a variety of PIT tags to meet your specific needs. Some of our product features include:
Size: We offer PIT tags in different sizes, ranging from 1.25x7mm, 1.4mm x 8.mm ,2.12mm x 8mm,2.12mm x 12mm,3mm x 15mm,4mm x 32mm.
The size of the PIT tag determines its readability range and implantation method. Smaller PIT tags have shorter readability ranges but can be implanted into smaller animals with less invasive methods. Larger PIT tags have longer readability ranges but require more invasive implantation methods.
Frequency: We offer PIT tags in two frequencies: 125 kHz and 134.2 kHz. The frequency of the PIT tag determines its compatibility with different readers and antennas. 125 kHz PIT tags are compatible with most readers and antennas in the market but have lower data transfer rates. 134.2 kHz PIT tags are compatible with ISO readers and antennas but have higher data transfer rates.
Packaging: We offer PIT tags in different packaging options: sterile or non-sterile syringes or trays. Sterile syringes or trays are pre-loaded with one or more PIT tags and sealed in individual pouches or blisters. They are ideal for applications that require sterility to reduce the risk of infection after implantation. Non-sterile syringes or trays are loaded with one or more PIT tags but not sealed in individual pouches or blisters. They are ideal for applications that do not require sterility or that require bulk implantation.
RFID Tag Maker success case
We have served thousands of customers from various fields and regions around the world. Some of our customer cases include:
Fisheries: We have supplied PIT tags for fisheries research projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Our PIT tags have been used to monitor the migration, survival, growth, and behavior of various fish species such as salmon, sturgeon, trout, carp, eel, tuna, shark, etc.
Reptiles: We have supplied PIT tags for reptile research projects in Africa, South America, Central America, and Oceania. Our PIT tags have been used to track the movement, habitat use, population dynamics, and conservation status of various reptile species such as turtles, crocodiles, lizards, snakes, etc.
Birds: We have supplied PIT tags for bird research projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our PIT tags have been used to study the migration, breeding, survival, and behavior of various bird species such as eagles, owls, falcons, parrots, penguins, etc.
Mammals: We have supplied PIT tags for mammal research projects in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Our PIT tags have been used to investigate the ecology, genetics, health, and management of various mammal species such as bears, wolves, deer, elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, etc.
We have also supplied PIT tags for other applications such as pet identification, animal security, wildlife rescue, zoo management, etc.
Why Choose RFID Tag Maker
The RFID Products Manufacturing Expert
DO RFID Maker has 19 years experience in RFID&NFC industry.
Professional sales team to offer fast response and good service
ACCEPT SMALL ORDER
RFID Tags Maker accpet Small order , we treat every RFID tag order well.
All RFID tags are inspected in accordance with the company’s ISO9000 standards
Source factory, no middlemen to earn the price difference. Make more profit for your company.
1 YEAR WARRANTY
Each RFID chip products comes with a one-year warranty. If any chip product is damaged within one year, please contact us and we will send you a new one.
DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY
We offer a complete door-to-door service via international express (DHL/UPS/TNT/FedEx), air or sea freight.
We can customize different RFID Tags for customers, or customers can provide chips or materials for us to process
PIT tags are Passive Integrated Transponders that are used for tracking animals. They are small, electronic microchips that are implanted into the animal’s body and can be read by a special antenna. They do not require power or batteries, but are activated by the antenna’s signal. Each PIT tag has a unique number that identifies the animal and the time it passed by the antenna. PIT tags are useful for studying animal movement, behavior, survival, and population dynamics.
To use a PIT tag, you need to implant it into the animal you want to track and set up an antenna that can read the tag’s unique code. The antenna should be connected to a computer or a device that can record the tag’s identity and the time of detection¹. You can use a handheld scanner to check for tags in captured animals, or install an antenna array to detect any tagged animals that pass by. You can also use mobile antennas to scan a study area for tagged animals.
PIT tags are used for unique identification and tracking of individual animals, especially in wildlife and marine biology applications . They can provide valuable research data on animal movement, behavior, survival, and population dynamics. They can also be used for identifying household pets, livestock, and zoo animals .
A PIT tag works by using a radio transponder that contains a specific code, which allows individual animals to be assigned a unique identification number. The PIT tag does not require a battery, but is activated by a signal emitted from a scanner or antenna. When the PIT tag is within range of the scanner or antenna, it responds to the signal and transmits its code, which is then recorded by a device connected to the scanner or antenna. This way, the PIT tag can provide information on the presence, movement, and survival of the tagged animal.
No, a PIT tag does not have a battery. It is a passive device that is activated by a scanner’s signal.
The range of a PIT tag reader depends on the type of PIT tag and reader system used. Generally, half-duplex (HDX) tags have a longer read range than full-duplex (FDX) tags, because they emit a stronger signal. However, HDX tags are also larger and slower than FDX tags. The size and shape of the antenna also affect the read range, as well as the environmental conditions and interference from other sources. the typical read range for FDX tags is about 10-30 cm, while for HDX tags it is about20-100 cm. However, these ranges may vary depending on the specific tag and reader models used. Some readers claim to have a read range of up to 1 meter for FDX tags and up to 2 meters for HDX tags. Some large antenna arrays can detect PIT tags from several meters away.
The procedure for implanting a PIT tag depends on the size and shape of the tag and the animal. Generally, there are two methods:
injection or surgical insertion.
Injection: This method uses a hypodermic needle to inject the PIT tag under the animal’s skin, usually into muscle or body cavity. This is suitable for small cylindrical tags and small animals, such as fish.
Surgical insertion: This method requires making an incision on the animal’s body wall, inserting the PIT tag, and then closing the wound with sutures or glue. This is suitable for larger disk-shaped tags and larger animals, such as reptiles. In both methods, the animal should be anesthetized and disinfected before the procedure, and the PIT tag should be scanned before and after implantation to ensure functionality. The wound should be monitored for signs of infection or rejection.
The cost of PIT tags varies depending on the size, shape, and performance of the tags, as well as the quantity and packaging options. According to some sources, PIT tags can cost between $2 and$0.7 each. Handheld scanners or readers can cost between $100 and $1500 each. Other types of scanners or antennas may have different prices. PIT tags are relatively cheap compared to other tracking devices that require batteries or power sources.
The cost of a PIT tag system depends on the number and type of tags, readers, antennas, and accessories needed for the specific application. RFID Tag Maker’s PIT tags cost 0.5-1 $US each, and handheld readers cost 50-100 $US
Some of the benefits of PIT tags are:
Unique identification: Each PIT tag has a unique individual identification number that can be used for accurate animal identification. This number never repeats and is as reliable as a fingerprint.
No harm or disturbance: PIT tags do not harm the animal or disturb its behavior in any way. They are encased in biocompatible glass and can be implanted in any species that needs to be tracked.
Long-term tracking: PIT tags do not need a battery or power source, so they can last for the entire lifespan of the animal. They can also be useful beyond the life of the study organism, as they are resistant to preservatives and animal decomposition.
Remote detection: PIT tags can be detected remotely by scanners or antennas, without requiring recapture of the tagged animal. This can provide valuable research data on animal movement, behavior, survival, and population dynamics.
Low cost: PIT tags are relatively cheap compared to other tracking devices that require batteries or power sources. They can also be deployed in large numbers without spending a lot of money.
PIT tags are Passive Integrated Transponder tags that are used to track fish movement, survival, and growth over time. They are small, pill-shaped devices that contain a radio transponder with a unique code. They are injected into fish using a syringe and can be detected by antennas installed along the river. PIT tags are useful for fish monitoring because they do not require batteries or recapture of the tagged fish. They can provide information on the life cycle and migration patterns of fish, especially for species like salmon that move between freshwater and saltwater¹. PIT tags can also help researchers evaluate the effects of environmental factors, such as dams, water temperature, and predators, on fish survival and behavior.
Some of the downsides to using PIT tags are:
Limited detection range: PIT tags can only be detected when they are within a few meters of a scanner or antenna, which limits the spatial and temporal resolution of the data. Researchers need to install and maintain multiple scanners or antennas to cover a large study area or track long-distance movements.
Tag loss or failure: PIT tags may be lost or expelled from the animal’s body due to tag migration, infection, rejection, or predation. PIT tags may also fail to transmit their code due to damage, interference, or malfunction.
Ethical and welfare issues: PIT tagging may cause some stress, pain, or injury to the animal during implantation or recovery¹². Researchers need to follow ethical and welfare guidelines to minimize the risks and impacts of PIT tagging on the animal’s health and behavior.
A PIT tag conveys a specific code that identifies the tagged animal. The code is usually a 10 or 15 digit alphanumeric sequence that is unique and never repeats. The code can be linked to other information about the animal, such as its species, sex, age, origin, or health status. The code can also provide information on the time and location of the animal’s detection by a scanner or antenna.
PIT tags and GPS trackers are different in several ways. Some of the main differences are:
Power source: PIT tags do not need batteries or power, but GPS trackers do. PIT tags are activated by a scanner’s signal, while GPS trackers use satellites to locate the animal.
Detection range: PIT tags can be detected only when they are within a few meters of a scanner or antenna, while GPS trackers can be detected anywhere with satellite coverage. PIT tags rely on fixed or mobile scanners to record the animal’s presence, while GPS trackers can send real-time updates to a smartphone or computer.
Size and weight: PIT tags are much smaller and lighter than GPS trackers, and can be implanted in very small animals. GPS trackers are usually attached to a collar or harness, and may be too bulky or heavy for some animals.
Cost and subscription: PIT tags are relatively cheap and do not require a subscription fee, but GPS trackers are more expensive and usually require a monthly or yearly fee for data service.
PIT tags can last for the entire lifespan of the animal, as they do not need any internal source of power and are encased in biocompatible glass. They are as reliable as a fingerprint and can be scanned anytime. However, some factors may affect the longevity or functionality of PIT tags, such as tag migration, tag loss, tag failure, or interference from other devices.
Researchers track animals that have migrated to different locations by using various methods, depending on the species, distance, and research question. Some of the methods are: – **Satellite telemetry**: This method uses tags that transmit signals to satellites orbiting the Earth, which then relay the data to ground stations or researchers’ computers. Satellite telemetry can provide global coverage and high-resolution data on animal location, speed, direction, and altitude. – **Radio telemetry**: This method uses tags that emit radio signals that can be detected by receivers or antennas on the ground, on aircrafts, or on satellites. Radio telemetry can provide local or regional coverage and data on animal location and movement. – **GPS telemetry**: This method uses tags that receive signals from GPS satellites and store or transmit the data to receivers or satellites. GPS telemetry can provide high-accuracy data on animal location and movement, but requires more power and may have limited coverage in some areas. – **Light-level geolocation**: This method uses tags that record light levels and time, which can be used to estimate animal location based on sunrise and sunset times. Light-level geolocation can provide coarse data on animal location and movement over long distances, but requires calibration and may have errors due to weather or habitat conditions.
Researchers use various methods to ensure that the data from PIT tags is accurate and reliable. Some of them are: – **Choosing the appropriate tag size and implantation site**: Researchers should select the PIT tag size that is suitable for the study animal, based on its body size, shape, and life history. The tag should not exceed a certain percentage of the animal’s body weight or length, to avoid negative effects on survival, growth, and behavior. The implantation site should also be chosen carefully, to minimize tag migration, loss, or infection. – **Scanning the tags before and after implantation**: Researchers should scan the PIT tags before implantation to verify their functionality and uniqueness. They should also scan the tags after implantation to confirm that they are still working and detectable. – **Using standardized protocols and quality control**: Researchers should follow standardized protocols for PIT tagging procedures, such as anesthesia, disinfection, injection, wound care, and data recording. They should also implement quality control measures, such as checking for duplicate tags, erroneous readings, missing data, or tag failure. – **Using appropriate detection systems and data analysis**: Researchers should use detection systems that are compatible with the PIT tag frequency and performance. They should also calibrate and test the detection systems regularly, to ensure optimal sensitivity and accuracy. They should also use appropriate data analysis methods, such as meta-analysis or meta-regression, to account for heterogeneity and confounding factors among studies.
Researchers use various methods to analyze data from PIT tags, depending on their research questions and objectives. Some of them are: – **Meta-analysis and meta-regression**: These are statistical methods that combine and compare data from multiple studies on the same topic, to estimate the overall effect size and identify sources of heterogeneity or bias. For example, a meta-analysis and meta-regression of PIT tagging effects on mortality and growth of juvenile salmonids was conducted to evaluate the appropriate tag:fish size ratio when tagging salmonids. – **DART PIT Tag Adult Fish Ladders Fallback**: This is a web-based tool that allows users to query and visualize data on adult fish ladder fallback at various dams in the Columbia River Basin. Fallback is defined as the movement of a fish downstream past a dam after having ascended the fish ladder. The tool provides graphics and text summaries of fallback rates, conversion rates, mean travel times, and historical run timing for different species, runs, and rear types. – **Three visualization approaches for communicating and exploring PIT tag data**: This is a report that describes three examples of visualization approaches for PIT tag data: (1) an interactive map that shows the spatial distribution and movement patterns of PIT tagged fish in the Columbia River Basin; (2) an interactive dashboard that allows users to filter and explore data on survival, migration timing, and travel time of PIT tagged fish; and (3) a narrative visualization that tells a story about the life cycle and migration challenges of PIT tagged salmon.
The size of the salmon that can get PIT tagged depends on the size of the PIT tag and the recommended tag-to-body ratio. PIT tags come in different sizes, but the most common ones are 12 mm and 23 mm long. The tag-to-body ratio is the percentage of the tag length relative to the fish total length. A lower ratio is preferable to minimize the potential negative effects of tagging on fish survival and growth. Researchers can follow best practices for tagging juvenile salmonids with tags that are not greater than 17.5% of fish total length (TL). This equates a minimum size threshold of **131 mm TL** for tagging salmonids with 23-mm PIT tags, and 69 mm TL with 12-mm PIT tags.
To install a PIT tag, you need a PIT tag injector, a PIT tag, and a fish to tag. Here are the steps to follow: – Prepare the injector by loading the PIT tag into the needle or cartridge. Make sure the tag is oriented correctly and the needle is sharp and clean. – Anesthetize the fish using an approved anesthetic agent, such as MS-222 or clove oil. Make sure the fish is fully sedated before proceeding. – Hold the fish gently in one hand and locate the injection site on the ventral side of the fish, slightly posterior to the pectoral fins. Avoid injecting near the spine, internal organs, or blood vessels. – Insert the needle into the body cavity at a 45-degree angle and press the plunger to release the tag. Withdraw the needle quickly and smoothly. – Check that the tag is properly implanted by scanning it with a handheld reader. If the tag is not detected, repeat the injection with a new tag. – Record the tag number and any other relevant information about the fish, such as species, length, weight, marks, etc. – Place the fish in clean water to recover from anesthesia. Monitor the fish for any signs of stress or infection. – Dispose of the used needle or cartridge properly.