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There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the best technology and equipment to monitor small mammals. To ensure that you’re making the best choice for your study, we recommend that you speak with a Lotek representative.

Option 1: We'll call you.
Start by using our Project Profile form to send us the details of your study. Once you complete the form and click the Send button, a Lotek representative will contact you shortly to discuss your project and recommend the best system, based on the details that you've provided to us.
Option 2: You call us.
Start by reviewing the product descriptions on this web site, and then call us to confirm your choices and place your order. To better prepare you for that conversation, here is a brief overview of some of the main factors that will influence your choice:
What type of small mammal study do you plan to conduct?

Local movements:  Studies of local movements of small species are still best served by traditional VHF beeper tags.

Presence/absence:  If recording presence/absence (for example, visits to young or particular feeding areas), then Coded VHF tags combined with a Logging Receiver 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 small mammals.  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.