Pneu-Dart Type ‘P’ darts (color coded in yellow) are for use with our CO2, Air projectors and Blo-Jector. As with the Type ‘C’ darts, these darts are appropriate for use on small or large animals. Note: All ‘P’ darts are now available with “Flight Stabilizers” which ensure a snug fit in other brands of dart projectors. 1/2cc dart w/1" dart needle.
1/2cc x 3/4 & 1/2cc x 1/2" darts are found for purchase under 'Related Products'
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These darts are appropriate for use on small or large animals.
How They Work
Type ‘P’ darts contain a small explosive charge which detonates on impact and quickly injects the drug. Darts equal to or less than 1 cc do not require retention (wire barb or gelatin collar) due to the rate of injection. As a consequence of the dart mechanics, the dart will “flash” when activated, a real asset in low-light conditions.
Poly Dart Bodies (.5 cc to 1.5 cc)
Pneu-Dart has fortified its plastic dart body by transitioning over to clear polycarbonate resin. Equipped with a color-coded polypropylene Type ‘C’ or Type ‘P’ tail, the new PolyCarb dart is ballistically equal and structurally superior. (Poly darts are only available in .5 cc - 1.5 cc darts.)
Darts are available with 14-gauge cannula in lengths of 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2". Darts 1.5 cc through 10 cc are equipped with a gelatin collar but can be ordered with a wire barb. 3/8" cannula are available in plain only. 1/2" cannula are available in gelatin collars only. We do not recommend wire barbs or gelatin collars on 1/2 cc or 1 cc darts; however, they are available at an additional cost. Gelatin collars comprise of an inert material retaining the dart in place until the injection is made, and after several minutes will liquefy, allowing the dart to fall freely from the animal.
The chart listed below is a general guide for cannula lengths when administering intramuscular injections. Thirteen gauge cannula in specific lengths are also available. When ordering, please specify type of dart and cannula length. Not sure what will work best for you? Call our helpful Customer Care Providers at 866-299-DART (3278).
Green and Red Gelatin Collars
Gelatin Collars are uniquely designed to hold the dart into the hide of the animal to ensure a complete drug delivery. Within a limited amount of time (approx 15 - 20 minutes) the thermal heat from the animal will eventually dissolve the Gelatin Collar, thus allowing the dart to freely fall to the ground. Designed to assist in easy identification we have elected to use two colors for our Gelatin Collars. The traditional Green color is now used on all end-port discharge cannulas. The Red Gelatin Collars are now assigned to our Tri-Port (end and side port) discharge cannulas. Although different in color our gelatin collars function equally as reliable as they have in the past.
Designed to ensure that the dart stays within the animal after they have been darted, the wire barbs lodge themselves into the hide of the animal. To remove, carefully make a small incision to extract the dart from the animal.
Flight stabilizers aid in the flight of the dart so that the dart does not flutter while in flight. They are also useful in having our darts work in other non-Pneu-Dart projectors
All darts currently produced will require a 19 gauge hypodermic fill needle.
Pneu-Dart Type ‘P’ darts (color coded...