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+61 8 626 19475

Our collection kits contain

Plastic Bag Animetics

1x Plastic bag

Blood Collection Card Animetics

1x Blood Collection Card

Needle Animetics

1x Needle

Collecting Samples

Before collecting the samples, fill the required details on the plastic bag or the blood collection card:

Animal ID: this is your identifier for the bird, e.g. band number, cage number etc. Keep this ID consistent when completing the order request

Species: Please provide either a full common name or scientific name.

Blood

For detailed instructions download the printable version

Method 1:

Using the sterile needle provided, prick the bird's toe.
Massage the toe to get the blood flowing and press against the collection card on the designated areas.
Allow the blood to dry at room temperature and place the card inside the plastic bag, one card per bag.

Blood Animetics

Method 2:

Feathers Animetics

Clip the toenail with a clean nail clipper

Feathers Animetics

Start by clipping the tip of the nail and move upwards in small increments until you draw blood

Feathers Animetics

Massage the toe to get the blood flowing and press against the collection card on the designated area

Feathers

For detailed instructions download the printable version

Feathers Animetics
Feathers Animetics

Provide 5 medium feathers

Feathers Animetics

A pair of tweezers is a great tool to pull the feathers from the base and thus ensuring that the quill comes out intact

Feathers Animetics

Place feathers in plastic bag or envelope.
Samples from ONE bird per bag

Post samples and a completed request form to

  • Animetics
  • PO BOX 623
  • West Perth
  • WA 6872
Request Form Animetics
Download request form