Microtattoo System

A quick, efficient and affordable method of permanently identifying laboratory animals (mice as early as 1 day old). Designed and tested by laboratory animal technicians, the system utilizes a hypodermic needle at one end of a stainless steel forceps and a small metal cup containing green tattoo paste at the other side of the forceps.

By squeezing the forceps together, the needle penetrates the toe, footpad or ear of the animal and injects a deposit of green tattoo paste into the animal. A grid location pattern provided enables a numbering system that extends over 1 million.

Use of the microtattoo system is humane and in compliance with regulatory agencies for the care and use of laboratory animals. Detailed instructions are included.

Both the microtattoo forceps and green tattoo paste are autoclavable.

Microtattoo System includes:
  • 1 Plated Steel Microtattoo Forceps
  • 2 Hypodermic Needles
  • 1 Aluminum Planchette
  • 1 oz. of Green Tattoo Paste
  • 1 Storage Case

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All surgical instruments and devices from the Fine Science Tools product range are intended exclusively for use in experimental research laboratories and facilities or in veterinary medicine. Our Customer Support is available to answer any questions you may have about the field of application and the material properties.
Item No. Item Price Unit Qty
24201-00 24201-00 6 Piece Kit $435.00 Each
24201-01 24201-01 Green Tattoo Paste $9.50 1 oz. Tube