+ 1 (425) 881 3048
8310 154th Avenue NE, Suite 150
Redmond, WA 98052 USA
Low Impact Minimally Percutaneous Electronic Transmitter (LIMPET) tags are widely used for cetacean tracking. LIMPETS were originally designed in 2006 for tracking killer whales. Since then, LIMPETS have tracked more than 20 species of whales and dolphins.
Users deploy LIMPETS remotely with a pneumatic rifle or crossbow anchoring two small titanium darts into the thin outer layer of blubber. The electronics remain external and, when the animal surfaces to breathe, the tag transmits data to the satellites. Typical deployment durations range from weeks to several months.
Wildlife Computers offers three separate LIMPET feature options: SPOT, SPLASH10, and SPLASH10-F.
|Package Details||Horizontal Movement|
Location only satellite tag
|Behavior and Horizontal|
Data archiving satellite
|Behavior and Highly Accurate|
All the features of the
SPLASH10 plus Fastloc® GPS
|Key Features and Data Options|
|Life||340 days||120 days||112 days|
|Dimensions||57 x 48 x 24 mm||56 x 50 x 27 mm||56 x 50 x 27 mm|
|Weight||57 g||69 g||69 g|
Wildlife Computers offers two dart sizes—standard and short. The standard dart contains two rows of three petals (six petals total) and is 68 mm long. The short dart contains a single row of three petals (three petals total) and is 45 mm long. Dart design is critical for tag reliability as the design dictates the implantation shock forces. For this reason, Wildlife Computers only warrants dart tags prior to implantation unless deployed with Wildlife Computer darts. Both sizes are USD $150 each and we require two darts per tag.
If you plan to use a gas sterilization system, these housings can be very helpful. The packaging consists of a tube and 2 urethane end-caps. When holding the “dart-tip” end-cap, the back end-cap and tubing can be removed. This allows you to easily screw the dart directly onto the tag without handling.
Wildlife Computers supports the Dan-Inject CO2 rifle for use with our LIMPET dart tags. Our clients have successfully used model JM Special 25 with a 13 mm barrel. Further information on this rifle can be found at daninjectdartguns.com/product/jm-special-25/
Both air gun and crossbow arrows are available. Arrows are USD $75 and include a float and a deployment cup bonded in position.
Should you choose not to purchase the Wildlife Computers deployment arrows, deployment cups are available à la carte. Deployment cups are urethane cups designed to support the tag during firing. We have cups suitable for both crossbow shafts and air gun shafts. The cost is USD $25 and we recommend at least one cup per 3 tags be purchased.
|Titanium Dart Anchors||3-petal||45 mm L x 22 mm W x 4 g|
|6-petal||68 mm L x 24 mm W x 6 g|
|Deployment Cup||SPOT-365||59 L x 38 W x 42 H (mm)|
|SPLASH10-333||51 L x 43 W x 39 H (mm)|
|SPLASH10-F-333||51 L x 43 W x 39 H (mm)|
|Air Gun Arrow||For use with 13mm bore Dan-Inject CO2 rifle||35 in L|
If you need additional help, feel free to contact us by calling +1 (425) 881-3048 or emailing us tags(at)wildlifecomputers.com
This is a small representation of our available tags.
Tag features and specifications subject to change without notice.