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Beating Sheets

A beating sheet needs to be fabricated from tough fabric, ideally white, mounted on a frame roughly 1 meter square, composed of two pieces of doweling or some other light-weight wood crossing one another in addition to being installed with pockets at every corner of the fabric. A common light-colored umbrella can also be utilized […]

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Featured Auction: Cerambycidae collection eBay France

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Featured Auction: Morpho cypress smalli

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Aspirators and Suction Devices

Aspirators and Suction Devices The aspirator (fig. 5, A), referred to in England as a ‘pooter,’ can be a handy as well as efficient piece of equipment with regard to collecting small insects and mites. Listed here are materials that are necessary to assemble an aspirator: (1) Vial 2.5-5 cm in diameter and approximately 12 […]

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Featured Auction: Dynastes hercules lichyi

Dynastes hercules lichyi’s 156mm A- due to tarsus repair and the tip of the horn is missing barely noticeable as seen in pictures and 150mm A1 pinned some hair loss beautiful monster specimens both from Columbia giant monster specimens x2

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Featured Auction: Prionoplus reticulatus

Prionoplus reticulatus PRIONINAE NEW ZEALAND Pair (NEW ZEALAND- comes with full data) Quality A1

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Featured Auction: Callipogon sericeum

Callipogon sericeum WORLD RARITY male 60mm Missing in most collections, extremely hard to find. Great opportunity for the serious collector. (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – comes with full data) Quality A1/A1- (2 tarsii and 1st antenna segment replaced)

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Killing Jars or Bottles

Killing Jars or Bottles  Successful collecting of insects typically necessitates that the individuals be killed in order that they can be accurately mounted and analyzed. Probably the most generally practiced means of killing collected insects may be the killing jar (bottle). Any kind of heavy duty, wide-mouthed glass container or jar that has a tight-fitting […]

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Featured Auction: Various Attacus sp.

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Collecting Nets

Collecting nets can be found in three standard types: Aerial, sweeping, and aquatic. The very first is intended specifically for collecting butterflies as well as other flying insects. Both the bag and handle usually are reasonably light. The sweeping net resembles the aerial net but is more robust and possesses an even sturdier bag to […]

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