Streamer Tag Overview
Hallprint's polyethlene streamer tags (PST) are extremely popular with researchers for a wide variety of finfish and crustaceans. Commonly applied as a dorsal tag on delicate small juvenile fish and fish species that cannot tolerate T-Bar or dart tags, and can also be applied to novel locations such as lips, caudal fin, anal fin or adipose fin. Universally preferred tag design for decapod crustaceans; popular for prawn/shrimp, crayfish, crab and lobster. If properly placed the PST can often survive several moults.
One of the biggest advantages of the PST is its integrated applicator needle. This fine gage disposable needle doesn't require any special applicators or tools, and is designed to help minimize the tag entry wound which is critical for tag retention and survival of delicate species. It is easily removed by the tagger as soon as the tag is set, and the process is efficient enough that anesthesia is rarely required. The tag also offers much greater visibility and often greater tag retention than injected or surgically implanted tags, plus unique printed tag IDs. As with all Hallprint tags, IDs are printed using a proprietary high temperature and pressure method that ensures long lasting readability.
A majority of our fish tags are made to order to meet researchers' unique requirements. Please plan ahead- average production time is 4-5 weeks, plus shipping from Australia to your destination in North America.
Don't need any custom specifications and want your tags sooner? Check available stock inventory in our online store and see if we've already got something that will work for your tagging project.
Please follow the links below to add applicators and other related tagging products to your custom or stock order.