I’ve been using radio telemetry in field research with lizards, snakes and tortoises for over 20 years. My experience with Holohil over the past ten has been simply amazing. The longevity of tags, allowing us to reduce impacts through capture and tag replacement, has far exceeded all expectations. In particular, we only recently documented the extreme duration of the hibernation period of our horned lizards because our Holohil tags lasted for well over the expected range (10 months rather than 6 months); previous estimates of hibernation were compromised by tag loss and replacement, which disturbed the lizards. The support of the staff has been outstanding; they provide personalized service and definitely stand behind their products.
Horned lizard research greatly enhanced by transmitter longevity