Category Archives: Lab Supplies

Science lab supplies is our miscellaneous category for diverse products that don’t fit anywhere else.

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Pinhole Photography & Eye Evolution

Insect pins are versatile tools we explored previously in Insect Pins, Not Just for Bugs. In it, we briefly mentioned this blog’s topic on pinhole photography.  This technique provides  an interesting twist on how a simple biology tool helps demonstrate a physics principle which in turn explains an important step in eye evolution.
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Glass Prisms as Science Promotional Gifts

Glass Prisms

What is more iconic & associated with Sir Isaac Newton,  a falling apple or glass prism? One reminds us his work on gravity held sway for centuries until Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. The other informs us of his discovery that white sunlight is made up of a rainbow of colours.

These simple devices still anchor basic physics lab experiments but have found new, unrelated uses as gifts and trade show promotional items.
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Polly Gentry Heart Art: HeARTworks.

Heart Art with Insect Pins=HeARTwork!

Insect Pins+Heart Art=HeARTwork

Entomology is still the main reason our customers buy insect pins but many are artists who do visually stunning work. One of them, Polly Gentry, sent us some images of her heart art which she calls “HeARTwork” (no doubt a clever play on the words “hard work”.  See them below with Polly’s commentary.
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Bees-Rooftop and Garden Farming to the Rescue

Bees have been in the news frequently of late because of unexplained high mortality rates and their profound importance in the food chain. Without them, many of the agricultural products we take for granted would quickly disappear from menus everywhere.

There is some debate whether their distress and decline is due to pesticides or parasites but whatever the reason their impact on the agricultural economy merits investigation.

Dr. Ashley Bennett  of the University of New Mexico bought some insect pins from us for her bee collection and has kindly shared images and insights into her research which are presented below.
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Ring Stands: Garden, Hobby, Product Display

Old horror movies like Frankenstein or a modern crime dramas like Bones which feature  lab scences often show beakers & flasks with lab ring stands in “supporting” roles.

This basic chemistry lab equipment is actually quite versatile & can be put to many uses around the home or non-science business applications.

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