PIT Tags

  • Pit tags

Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Tags are electronic, implantable microchips used in Wildlife and Marine Biology applications. They are designed for implantation into any species that needs to be tracked in order to gain valuable research data.  Species such as salmon, sturgeon, musky, turtles, frogs, birds, bats, rhinoceros, elephants, kudu and other animal can be identified using these standard PIT tags. For specialized applications, such as animal security or theft prevention of precious animals, UID offers an implantable security tag that is custom encoded. Contact UID at info@uidevices.com or 224.444.8484 for more information.

The use of PIT Tags for animal tracking began in the mid 1980’s when evaluating the movement of salmon and other fish. Since then, the technology has evolved in terms of the size of the tags, as well as the ability to read the PIT tags in a variety of outdoor settings.  Each tag has a unique number, which is hard coded into the memory blocks of the IC inside the tag. This number never repeats, as UID is compliant with ICAR standards for all its PIT and Laboratory Research tags. The tags operate on FDX-B parameters with 134.2 kHz frequency. This means that they are compliant with ISO 11784 and 11785 standards, so that they can be read by all ISO readers.

PIT tags are available from UID in triple ground needles or in bulk. If needed, they are also available in individual needles with a standard Luer Lock connection for easy attachment to an injector. They are also available either sterile to reduce the risk of infection after insertion, or non-sterile for wildlife applications where sterility is not a concern. PIT tags are also available in bulk for large scale operations.

You can trust us to be your sole source supplier for PIT tags and readers. Contact UID at info@uidevices.com or 224.444.8484 for more information.