Floating Device for Data Storage Tags
- Helps increase fish tag recapture rate
For internal and external tagging
Star-Oddi offers a floating device for the DST loggers. The floats can be used both for internal and external tagging. The floats come with a stainless steel wire for attaching float to DST. A specific thread can be used to attach the floats that dissolves in water after some time and floats up.
Increases the recapture rate
Most fish tagging projects rely on tags to be returned by commercial fishermen. If a DST tagged fish with a float is not recaptured, the tag will at eventually detach from the fish, float to surface and reach shore. With the hope of someone spotting the tag at a beach, the float can increase tag recapture rate.
Bright color available
The floats have a bright red color to make them easier to spot. For internal tagging the floats are coated with biocompatible epoxy material.
Each standard float is 25.7 mm in length. Dimension depends on size of tag but can be customized, depending on number of capsule floats desired. As an example, if using three floats with the DST milli type the dimension needs to be 16 mm. It is also possible to customize a single float with a hole for inserting the tag into.