To not harm the animal, not change its behavior and to get as much data as possible....those are basic goals of your project correct? How can Telemetry Solutions GPS collars for prairie dogs help to achieve these goals?
First we make the collars form to the neck with as little bulk as possible on that collar. Second, we keep the weight down to a bare minimum. And as to how we maximize your data...we do that with a feature called Smart GPS that is a boon to small animal GPS collars.
To read more in depth about this device please click on the How It Works Button below.
Basically the GPS device in the collar logs GPS positions based on a positioning schedule that you create prior to deployment on the prairie dog. After some time has passed you can track the animal with the VHF beacon in the GPS collar and if you purchased the remote data download option you can then make a wireless connection to the animal's collar and transfer the GPS data from the collar's memory over to your laptop. It's very simple.
With our Smart GPS feature the collar can detect the times when a position attempt will occur when the animal is underground. The GPS won't acquire satellite signals underground so that's going to be wasted battery and an empty line in your data set. No one needs empty data sets so we suggest that you avail yourself of this technology, the battery will last a lot longer and you will get a lot more data. For more information or to request a price quote please click on the contact us button at the top of this page.