Available in a wide range of sizes with good range, lightweight, quick and easy to fit.
Collars are the predominant, but not the only, way of radio-tagging mammals. If you feel that none of the materials are appropriate then please contact us to discuss alternatives. Likewise there are a few groups for which collars are not appropriate, for small bats, or when the neck is as large as the head (e.g. mustelids and pigs), so that the collar falls off, or when scent glands are positioned on the neck (e.g. some lemurs).
Popular for species such as Mice, Rats, Voles, Weasels, small Lemurs & Hares.
Flexibility: Good, can be coated to improve comfort
Durability: Good (limited with chewing rodents)
Fastening: Quick, accurate fit, regular/low profile fastening
Antenna: External or internal (lower range) whip
Weight: 0.8g—30g - Lightest material available
Collar Width: 3.5mm—9mm
NB: Can have replaceable cable ties
|Transmitter||Weight (g)||No. cells||Battery||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Estimated tag life -
|Estimated tag life -
|PicoPip||0.8||0.82||0.94||1||Ag337||13||5||3||10 days||3 weeks|
|Pip||0.89||0.9||0.95||1||Ag337||13||7||4||10 days||3 weeks|
|PicoPip||1.13||1.2||1.35||1||Ag317||12||6||8||17 days||5 weeks|
|Pip||1.2||1.3||1.4||1||Ag317||12||7||9||17 days||5 weeks|
|PicoPip||1.3||1.34||1.45||1||Ag376||13||8||9||6 weeks||13 weeks|
|Pip||1.4||1.5||1.6||1||Ag376||13||8||9||6 weeks||13 weeks|
|PicoPip||1.9||2.3||2.85||1||Ag392||14||8||9||8 weeks||4.4 months|
|Pip||2||2.4||3||1||Ag392||14||8||9||8 weeks||4.4 months|
|Pip||2.4||3||3.6||1||Ag393||15||9||10||3.7 months||8.4 months|
|Pip||3.5||4.5||6||1||Ag386||21||13||8||6 months||13.3 months|
|Pip||4||5||6||1||Ag357||22||13||9||8.4 months||1.5 years|
|TW-3||12||15||20||1||10-28||32||18||18||7.6 months||1.5 years|
|TW-3||20||25||26||1||1/2AA||39||20||20||1.4 years||3.2 years|
|TW-3||30||37||45||1||2/3AA||43||20||20||2.3 years||5 years|
* “Light” “Usual” and “Heavy” refer to the potting, i.e., the protective layer around the transmitter and cell. Tags that might get chewed, or are likely to be submerged, need heavy potting, whereas small birds need tags to be potted lightly, because they are unlikely to damage the tag and it is important to keep the weight down.
** All of our radio tags are made to order so the pulse rate (milliseconds) and pulse length (pulses per minute) can be customised for lifespan/detection range. Please see the tag chooser or contact one of our Technical Sales Advisors for more information.
To see ranges (line of sight, above ground and ground to ground) please use our Tag Chooser.