Sunday, 2 October 2016

Advice on specimen tubes.

Any advice on specimen tubes?  I notice there are occasional photos of micro moths taken with the moth inside a tube. Glass would be best for that I guess, and from Anglian Lepidopterist supplies? And a mix of sizes?

2 comments:

  1. Glass makes ID and photography much easier than plastic, although there is more risk of personal injury with glass (particularly if, like me, you carry some in pockets). 25mm diameter x 50mm is plenty large enough for all micros and many macros, too. Lots of these are needed. Available from Anglian and Watkins and Doncaster. I also use plastic boxes, 58mm x 38mm x 22mm from WatDon for larger Noctuids and Geometers and I keep a few 70mm x 70mm x 30mm boxes for the biggest jobs (plus very active moths) like Emperor, or Oak Eggar.

    Hope this helps.

    www.watdon.co.uk www.angleps.com

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  2. Thank you, I will get on and order some, I can see the micros beckoning me next year!!!

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