Loligo® Systems develops research equipment for aquatic biology. Our products allow scientists all over the world to excel in the fields of swimming performance, respirometry, blood physiology and behavior analysis in a diversity of marine and freshwater organisms. We offer customized solutions as well as free scientific advice and support to anyone in need. Loligo® Systems is here to help.
Animal ID made easy! This ergonomic but robust handheld PIT reader is splash-proof (IP65) and made for challenging environments like fish science or aquaculture applications.
PIT tag data are transferred to the PC via USB or Bluetooth, and in addition the device can store up to 100.000 records in several groups in the large internal memory. Each record also contains a timestamp plus a Visual ID and an Alert, if available.
The reader has a large color display which can show many information at one glance. Together with the seven keys, it allows the easy and convenient navigation through menus and data. In addition, the device has status LEDs above the display for indicating charging- and interface status plus the reading status. The integrated speaker provides acoustical feedback to the user and the vibrating motor is very useful in noisy environments.
Weight data can be imported from all major brands of scales via Bluetooth and it can be recorded in combination with the Animal ID in TASKs.
The following accessories are included in the set:
Sterile pack with one pre-loaded syringe needle implanter with one PIT tag (FDX-B) encapsulated in bio compatible glass for animal identification.
LoliTrack 5 is a super fast and intuitive Windows software for 2D and 3D video tracking and behavior analysis of multiple and focal animals based on contrast or background subtraction, i.e., no markers are needed. This major upgraded version features many improvements and additions as well as a much better and faster tracking performance on regular PCs.
LoliTrack 5 works with most cameras and video file formats and can track organisms of any shape or size in one or multiple arenas. The program includes a video recording and editing tool, graphs, heat maps, and can export video or image files with data overlay or Excel data files with user-defined output.
A unique feature is that LoliTrack 5 can track numerous animals inside a single arena – even if the objects have the same (or different) shape, color and size. It can handle occlusions (e.g. collisions or crossing paths), and applications where animals can hide or move out of view. Any tracking errors are easily identified and corrected, if required. The user can pick out individual animals for tracking and analysis rather than having to track all of them. User-defined time intervals can be omitted or included for tracking.
With two cameras or files (stereo-technique) this software offers true 3D video tracking of focal animals in air or in water taking into account the air-to-water light transmission. Digital 3D models of trajectories can be exported in different formats for further visualizing or analysis in other software packages.
Other applications include tracking organisms in 24-, 48- or 96-well microtiter plates for fast screening of activity levels or locomotion (e.g. for toxicological or biomedical assays). User-defined treatments can be added to aid statistical analysis.
LoliTrack 5 can identify specific body points (tail, head, midline center, center of gravity) and track these for studying kinematics (tail beat frequency, body oscillations, etc.) or specific behaviors (direction of orientation or movement, turning rate etc.).
Any number of user-defined zones of interest can be applied, in order to score behavior in and out of these in an automated way.
A free demo software allows you to test if LoliTrack 5 will work for your application. Alternatively, we offer free analysis and advice if you send us a video clip as we want to make sure that software works for your application too!
All the parameters can be calculated for individual animals, for groups of animals (treatments) or for each user-defined zone (e.g. time spent).