Monitoring options for invertebrates
There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the best technology and equipment to monitor invertebrates. To ensure that you’re making the best choice for your study, we recommend that you speak with a Lotek representative.
Local movements: Technology for most invertebrates is limited by their relatively small size. Local movements of the small species are still best served by traditional VHF beeper tags.
Migration or presence/absence: However, if trying to record the migration of insects past a migration point, or if recording presence / absence (visits to a colony or time that pests spend in a crop) then Coded VHF tags can help prevent missing events.
We partner with Biotrack Ltd in the UK, who have a strong reputation and over 25 years experience in making tags for invertebrates. Please visit their Biotrack Tag Chooser page to see the Biotrack tags available. To purchase Biotrack equipment, if you are based in the Americas or Japan, please contact Lotek for more information. If you are based elsewhere, please contact Biotrack directly.
If you’d like a Lotek representative to help you choose the best system for your study, you can either use this Project Profile form to send us the details of your study, or simply contact us by email or telephone. We look forward to hearing from you.