||What are microchips used for?
They are used to keep track of alpacas as the herd multiplies. Microchips are injected under the skin, at the base of the ear, or in front of the rear pin bones just below the backbone. There are several types of chips. Each requires a different frequency reader. Some readers read multiple chip types. Chips are more difficult to read than ear tags because an alpaca needs to be held or standing still for the chip to be read.