Ear Tags for Mice, Rats, and Small Animals

Our small animal ear tags (Style 1005-1) can be used for multiple purposes. Research labs, universities, and hospitals, all use these ear tags on mice and rats in their research. Wildlife conservation organizations use these tags on small animals such as rabbits and squirrels to track population and research species. Breeders and competition shows use our tags on animals like rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs to track litters, and for showing animals to meet competition identification requirements.

small animal ear tags for mice identification, numbered.
FAQs:

Can a 1005-1 and the applicators go in an autoclave?
Yes, they can.

Can a 1005-1 go in an MRI? 
No, they are made of metal.

Can you use a 1005-1’s on Chinchillas?
The stamped 1005-1s will work on chinchillas, but the laser etched ones will not because the lasered numbers can’t stand up to the dust bathes.

How do I order 1005-1s?
You can order online, call us at 859-261-2035, or email us at [email protected] to place an order. If you are ordering with a PO, we will need a copy of it. If you want to order our Quick Ship ear tags, you can order those online here.

How do you apply a 1005-1? 
Place the ear tag in the applicator keeping the hole side of the tag flat against the jaw of the applicator with the indentation. Locate the tag within the ear, applying beyond a ring of cartilage. After sealing, be sure to check that the tag point has come through the hole and bent around sealing properly. Wash tags in alcohol or a similar cleaning solution to help prevent infection to the ear.

What are the customization options?
1005-1 & 1005-1P: Stamped or Stamped with Paint-fill. 3 digit consecutive stamped number will fit on one side – 6 digit is available but will extend around the other side of the band. Numbering starts with two preceding 0’s (For example 001-1000).

1005-1L1: Laser etched, up to a 6 digit number or 1 letter with 5 numbers.

1005-1LZ: Laser etched, 7-11 characters.

1005-1L2: Laser etched numbers on 2 sides.

1005-1BC: 2d Bar Code with Human Readable Number on the other side of tag.

What is the difference between stamped, paint-filled and laser etched?
For stamped tags, the numbers are indented into the tag. The stamped tags can be filled with paint for a higher-contrasting look. Laser etched tags are engraved with a laser that creates a darker text and can fit more numbers onto a tag.

What is the turnaround time for 1005-1s? 
2-4 weeks during the off times, 4-6+ weeks during the busy season, like in January and August when universities are back in session. For a quicker turnaround, try our Quick Ship tags, 1,000 tags numbered 1-1000 ships in 2 business days.

What material is a 1005-1 made from?
.018″ Monel. Monel is a group of nickel alloys, primarily made of nickel and copper.

How to Attach a Tree Tag

When attaching a Tree Tag or Arboretum Tag, you can either attach the tag directly to the tree or put it on a stake in front of the tree. When attaching the tag directly to the tree, we recommend using an aluminum nail and stainless steel spring combo. This allows the tag to sit up off the bark, so the tree can continue to grow, without growing around the tag.

If you don’t wish to put anything in the tree, then a tag can be attached to a stake. Stakes can go into the ground in front of the tree. Stakes are 20″ tall, so even when a few inches are in the ground, they are high enough for people to see. Our stakes come with a 3″ strip of 3M tape already adhered to the stake, which will make sure the tag doesn’t fall off.

 

How to attach an arboretum tag and a tree tag

Arboretum tag on a stake in front of tree

3″ Aluminum Nails
Style 1529 – $5.00/box of 50

2 1/8″ Stainless Steel Springs
Style 1528 – $10.00/box of 50

3/4″ x 20″ Stake
Style 1530 – $6.00 each
3″ bend and 1/8″ thick

Contact us at [email protected] with any questions or to place a tree tag order.

Why stamped and laser etched tags are better than printed tags

National Band & Tag manufacturers stamped and laser etched industrial asset tags. These two methods are more durable than printed tags for environments that use harsh chemicals. Why? Because stamped tags, the lettering is indented into the material. For laser etched tags, the laser removes a layer of material to create the words. As you can see in the picture below, the harsh chemicals took the printed text right off the tag, because the text is on the surface of the tag, not in it. If the text has been physically etched or indented into the tag, then it would be impossible to wipe away. Below are some examples of where printed asset tags on equipment have had the text wiped away with chemicals.

stamped and laser etched tags are better than printed tags

A lot of printed tag manufacturers tend to use .020″ thick aluminum tags. At NB&T we use .050″ aluminum! So, if your looking for durable metal asset tags to go onto your equipment, and you know that equipment will be in harsh environments, get NB&T’s tags! Contact us at [email protected] for a free quote on your custom asset tags.

 

2020 Trade Shows – See where NB&T is exhibiting

National Band & Tag will be exhibiting at multiple trade shows in 2020. We have the opportunity to attend all kinds of shows since we manufacturer so many different types of product lines! We are starting 2020 off strong with 5 Trade Shows in January and February.

January Trade Shows:

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) – NB&T will be exhibiting as our newest brand, Paw Finders, in Orlando, FL. January 19-22, 2020, Booth #S6
VMX is a veterinary conference where veterinary professionals from all over the world come together to learn from the best in their field, network, explore new products and services in the exhibit hall. Paw Finders will be exhibiting our new Rabies Tag that has a QR Code on the back of the tag to help get lost pets home.

DistribuTech – Utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event, in San Antonio, TX. January 28 – 30, 2020
DistribuTech International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event for the utility industry. The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation, and reliability, communications technologies, cybersecurity, water utility technology and more. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting our Power Pole Tags, Inspection Tags, Security Seals, Wire Markers, Asset Tags, Valve Tags and more.

February Trade Shows:

North American Game Bird Association (NAGA) – Annual conference in Memphis, TN. February 3 – 5, 2020
the NAGA conference and convention provide informative sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities specifically targeted to game bird producers, hunting preserve operators and outdoor industry members. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting our Pinless Peepers/Clip-On Blinders, leg bands, promotional bands, wing bands, and other gamebird products.

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) – Annual Convention & Sport Show in Nashville, TN. February 12-16, 2020, Booth #1428
NWTF’s show is one of the biggest consumer shows in the country; where conservation and hunting’s most devoted supporters come together for a weekend of networking, learning and a lot of fun. National Band & Tag will be exhibiting our Butt-End Bands, Rivet Bands, Banquet Bands, Asset Tags, Promotional Products and more.

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) – NB&T will be exhibiting as our newest brand, Paw Finders, Las Vegas, NV. February 16 – 19, Booth #2236
WVC is the largest, most influential veterinary continuing education conference. WVC offers network opportunities, learning sessions, and over 500 exhibitors that will be showing off cutting-edge products. Paw Finders will be exhibiting our new Rabies Tag that has a QR Code on the back of the tag to help get lost pets home.

 

What Trade Show will we see you at?