PDI_logo_vector-STREAM210-100ptPneu-Dart RDD Devices: Types and Features

Whether your task is to medicate or capture, Pneu-Dart has the ideal drug delivery system for you. Our disposable RDD devices come in a broad array of sizes, are easy to fill, and are color coded for speedy identification.


Pneu-Dart Type ‘P’ RDD devices (color coded in yellow) are for use with our CO2 Air projectors and Blo-Jector. As with the Type ‘C’ RDD devices, these devices are appropriate for use on small or large animals. These devices are used with the following Pneu-Dart Model Projectors:

X-Caliber Gauged Long Range Projector
X-Caliber Gauged Short Range Projector
Model 176B – CO2 Air
Model 178 B – Air
Model 179B Short Range Projector – CO2 Air
Model 190B Short Range Projector – Air



Pneu-Dart Type ‘C’ disposable RDD devices are 13mm caliber and are designed to provide precise drug delivery in a convenient, inexpensive projectile. These devices are appropriate for use on small or large animals. Color coded in orange, Type ‘C’ RDD devices are best used with our cartridge projectors. These devices are used with the following Pneu-Dart Model Projectors:

Model 389 – Cartridge Fired
Model 196 – Cartridge Fired
Model 193 – Cartridge Fired (Model retired)



“Type U” RDD devices are our most versatile and universal tail design for Pneu-Dart and non Pneu-Dart Projectors. Type U tails have been created to support 1/2cc – 5cc RDD devices in conjunction with projectors not manufactured by Pneu-Dart. Type U tails for 6cc – 10cc RDD devices are our standard tail design for any projector. Many of our more seasoned customers may be familiar with these as ‘P’ Type devices with Flight Stabilizer Tails. Rest assured they are one in the same; renamed in part as one of our latest steps in streamlining processes and meeting the needs of our customers.


Pneu-Dart RDD Device Features


Poly Bodies (.5 cc to 2 cc): With the advent of our patented Slo-Inject® technology Pneu-Dart has fortified its plastic RDD device body by transitioning over to an opaque polycarbonate resin. Equipped with a color-coded polypropylene Type ‘C’ or Type ‘P’ tail, the new PolyCarb RDD device is ballistically equal and structurally superior. (Poly RDD devices are only available in .5 cc – 1.5 cc RDD Devices.) Aluminum device bodies (3 cc – 10 cc): Made out of aluminum tubing, our RDD devices are designed to ensure optimum performance under any condition.


GREEN and RED Gelatin Collars: 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 they have in the past.

Tri-Port Discharge (end & side port injection)
Wire Barbs
Flight Stabilzers


RDD devices are available with 14-gauge cannula in lengths of 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″ and 2″. Devices 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 RDD devices; however, they are available at an additional cost. Gelatin collars comprise of an inert material retaining the device in place until the injection is made, and after several minutes will liquefy, allowing the RDD device to fall freely from the animal. Thirteen gauge cannula in specific lengths are also available. Unsure of what option is best for you? Call our helpful Customer Care Providers at 866-299-3278 for assistance.