PIT tags...

Vincent Egan ZLBVTE at ZOO.UPE.AC.ZA
Wed Aug 9 10:17:35 CDT 1995

Julian Humphries wrote:
->I checked into this technology, too, its call PIT (passive
->interogative transitors).

I thought PIT stood for Passive Implantable Transponder.  PIT tags
have been used quite extensively in mark-recapture studies and to
identify captive animals.  As far as I know,  they are supplied with
a unique number - I don't know about the feasibility/cost involved in
getting a particular institution's own coding system encoded though.
These tags wouldn't really be suitable for small specimens - they are
cylindrical and about 2.5 cm in length.

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