In animals it happens that a tick bursts while being removed. The gripper head should be replaced then for hygienic reasons. Nothing easier than that: remove the old gripper head, put on a new one. Sounds easy, is easy. At tickSAFE shop you find the right accessories for your tickgripper. For example two exchange gripper heads type MED or VET in a storage capsule. Very useful: The capsule can be used as cap for the Tickgripper. And it is ideal for sending in ticks.

Gripper heads for humans and animals differ in the the cavity inside the gripper head, which conforms to the shape of the tick to be removed. Due to the hairy fur ticks are detected in animals much later than in humans. When discovered, animal ticks have a longer suction period and therefor a bigger size. Due to these circumstances the cavity of the gripper head "VET" is spherical.

On the smooth human skin ticks are detected earlier. Often here are very small ticks detected,so-called nymphs or "baby ticks", which are not less infectious than the adult ticks despite their size of only a few millimeters. To grip these tiny ticks, the gripper head MED has a greater wall thickness at his top.
 Gripper head MED with a greater wall thickness at its top to grip tiny ticks
 Gripper head VET with a spherical cavity to pick up big soaked ticks