Visible Implant Elastomer Manual Injection Kits

Manual injection kits include everything needed for a Visible Implant Elastomer (VIE) tagging project. The VIE in each kit may be mixed in small or large quantities as necessary. The choice of color is critical to the success of the tagging effort. See Selecting VIE Colors or contact us for assistance.

Detailed mixing instructions are included with the kits and in this video.

How many tags per kit?

Manual Elastomer Injector

The Manual Elastomer Injector makes it possible to hold the injection syringe near the needle for better control while tagging.

The number of tags you can make with each ml of elastomer varies with the size and availability of animals to be tagged. In most cases, you can expect to make 250-300 tags per ml as long as you don’t waste much material. Immediately after mixing, you will have between 45 minutes (in warm environments) and 2 hours (in cold environments) of working time to inject the tags. As the elastomer cures, it will become too thick to push through the syringe.

If you will be tagging many thousands of animals in a short period, consider using the Air Driven Elastomer Injection System.

Kit Contents

NOTE: For manual injection kits, VIE is packaged in 3 ml syringes and colors can only be ordered in increments of 3 ml.  Our injection syringes are 29 gauge, 0.3 cc insulin syringes. 

When the contents of your kit have been exhausted, additional elastomer with the mixing and injection supplies is available as a 6 ml Refill.

Kit Name
(Item Number)
Contents 
60 ml Kit
(1VIFE000001)
60 ml elastomer with curing agent – up to 10 colors, mixing supplies, 200 injection syringes, VI Light, 2 Manual Elastomer Injectors, and field carrying case.
24 ml Kit
(1VIFE000007)
24 ml elastomer with curing agent - up to 8 colors, mixing supplies, 60 injection syringes, VI Light, 1 Manual Elastomer Injector, and field carrying case.
6 ml Kit
(1VIFE000002)
6 ml elastomer with curing agent – up to 2 colors, mixing supplies, 20 injection syringes, VI Light, 1 Manual Elastomer Injector, and field carrying case.
Trial Pack
(1VIFE000004)
1 ml of elastomer with curing agent – 1 color, mixing supplies, 3 injection syringes.
6 ml Refill
(1VIFE000008)
6 ml elastomer with curing agent – up to 2 colors, mixing supplies, and 20 injection syringes.