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A study to identify the suitability of Nonatec™ mini-microchips and Alpha•Dots™ as methods of uniquely marking juvenile Testudinid species (tortoises) 2012

Terrestrial CITES JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Evidence International JNCC report series Monitoring Reptiles and Amphibians Species 459 Monitoring

Abstract

This report presents the findings of a study to determine the suitability of Nonatec™ microchip transponders as a permanent marker for juvenile tortoises, and AlphaDots™ for use as temporary markers.

European regulations require that live specimens of species listed on Annex A of the European Wildlife Trade Regulations (including 12 Testudinidae spp.), being used for commercial purposes, are permanently and uniquely marked. This study concludes that the Nonatec™ microchip transponders were suitable for uniquely and permanently marking juvenile tortoises; whilst the AlphaDots™ were not sufficiently robust to recommend them as a unique semi-permanent marker.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2012·02·01

Citation
Walter, O., Quest, R., Bradfield, T & Thornton, S.M. 2009. A study to identify the suitability of Nonatec™ mini-microchips and Alpha•Dots™ as methods of uniquely marking juvenile Testudinids (tortoises). JNCC Report No. 459, JNCC, Peterborough.

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This report presents the findings of a study to determine the suitability of Nonatec™ microchip transponders as a permanent marker for juvenile tortoises, and AlphaDots™ for use as temporary markers.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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