Insect Pins

Entosphinx Insect Pins

Entomology Pins

Insect Mounting & More

Stainless & Black Enamel Insect Pins

Buy Czech quality EntoSphinx insect pins. Stainless steel pins are 316 grade, guaranteed not to rust & are fully documented with Certificates of Analysis. On a budget? Our black enamel versions are supersharp & perfect for amateur collectors.

Popular sizes are # 2 (black, stainless), then #1 (black, stainless) & #3 (black, stainless) respectively. We hold a large inventory of both types for immediate shipment.  

Don't know what you need? Try our 10 size sampler pack in either stainless steel or black enamel. Need an entomologist's tool kit? Our deluxe insect dissecting kit comes in a canvas roll-up bag with a variety of scissors & tweezers for all your mounting needs.

True Stainless Steel Pins - Get What You Paid For!
 


Two steel pins were soaked in an initial 3.5% w/v salt solution for 30 days.  The uncovered petri
dish allowed evaporation for increased concentration. There are no visible sogns of corrosion.

Purchased insect pins...happy to find a quality product superior to Amazon where the quality and origins are dubious at best....pins weren’t going to rust six months down the line...I could contact a real person if I needed support. Read the full review from: Claire St. H.

 

Insect Pins for Entomology, Textiles & More

Indigo Instruments only supplies Entopshinx insect pins. They are made in the Czech Republic using high grade Swedish steel. Why run the risk of ruining a valuable specimen or fine textile just to save a dollar?

Black enamel or stainless steel? They are all super sharp & can be used on all sizes of insects and even textiles as fine as silk. All come with a nylon head.
The black enamel ones are coated with a rust resistant lacquer. They're fine for soft bodied insects, and cost effective for student use.

The stainless steel ones can be used for all insects & applications whether they are permanent collections of insects or textiles or any other material that you don't want disfigured by rust.

See the Technical section below for length & thickness of the different Insect Pin Sizes.

 

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Black Enamel Insect Pin #000

Black Enamel Insect Pin #000

SKU: 33414-000
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #00

Black Enamel Insect Pin #00

SKU: 33414-00
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #0

Black Enamel Insect Pin #0

SKU: 33414-0
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #1

Black Enamel Insect Pin #1

SKU: 33414-1
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #2

Black Enamel Insect Pin #2

SKU: 33414-2
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #3

Black Enamel Insect Pin #3

SKU: 33414-3
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #4

Black Enamel Insect Pin #4

SKU: 33414-4
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #5

Black Enamel Insect Pin #5

SKU: 33414-5
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #6

Black Enamel Insect Pin #6

SKU: 33414-6
$5.50USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #7

Black Enamel Insect Pin #7

SKU: 33414-7
$7.00USD or lower Each
Black Enamel 10 Size Pin Pack

Black Enamel 10 Size Pin Pack

SKU: 33414-All
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #00

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #00

SKU: 33415-00
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #0

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #0

SKU: 33415-0
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #1

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #1

SKU: 33415-1
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #2

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #2

SKU: 33415-2
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #3

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #3

SKU: 33415-3
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #4

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #4

SKU: 33415-4
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #5

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #5

SKU: 33415-5
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #6

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #6

SKU: 33415-6
$7.50USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #7

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #7

SKU: 33415-7
$8.50USD or lower Each
10 Insect Pin Variety Pack

10 Insect Pin Variety Pack

SKU: 33415-All
$8.95USD or lower Each
12x0.15mm Minutens Insect Pins

12x0.15mm Minutens Insect Pins

SKU: 33416-15
$24.00USD or lower Each
12x0.20mm Minutens Insect Pins

12x0.20mm Minutens Insect Pins

SKU: 33416-20
$21.00USD or lower Each
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What Some of Our Customers Say About Us

Genuine Google Reviews about our insect pins.

Alison B.: Ordered a sample pack of insect pins for making pinhole cameras....They work really well for the purpose.

Keith Uloth: Ordered insect pinning equipment with no issues. Their website was easy to navigate....received quicker than expected. I will order from them again.

Alison Bell: Ordered a sample pack of insect pins for making pinhole cameras.....super-fast shipment even in a pandemic...work really well for the purpose. I use the pin size below the size of the hole I want and have gotten …

Leyla Cardenas: Online customer here, from overseas.. I bought insect pins because they are impossible to get here. Great products, very reliable business, Everything arrived in great condition.

Mary Claire Becker: I have been using Indigo Instruments entomology pins in my artwork for almost ten years now, and at this point they have been an integral part of multiple framed works as well as four different large-scale sculptural paper installations. Basically—huge thanks to Indigo Instruments for being a big part of my studio practice! Insect pins are super sharp & have many uses pins in arts, crafts, hobbies.

Dani More: My use was Artistic ...but Indigo...answered my question on the diameter of the pins...They work perfectly for my needs.

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The 10 Size Sample Pack comes with 10 pins of all 10 sizes and best pin size for focal length recommendations.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) involves the use of pheromone traps. Many of these insect attractants can be found in this extensive list of insect pheromones. Those with a chemistry background may find viewing these structures with our 3D Molecular Model Builder useful for teaching organic stereochemistry in the context of evolution.

 

Technical

Sizes 000, 00, 0, are thinner than acupuncture needles & can even be used as electrodes in neuroscience. The sizes of all our insect pins are listed below.

Pin # Dimensions Pin Head Wire Gauge(s)
000 38x0.25mm (1.5x0.01") 0.9mm 46, 47
00 38x0.30mm (1.5x0.012") 1.1-1.3mm 45, 46
0 38x0.35mm (1.5x0.014") 1.1-1.3mm 43, 44
1 38x0.40mm (1.5x0.016") 1.1-1.3mm 42
2 38x0.45mm (1.5x0.018") 1.1-1.3mm 41
3 38x0.50mm (1.5x0.02") 1.1-1.3mm 40
4 38x0.55mm (1.5x0.022") 1.1-1.3mm 39, 40
5 38x0.60mm (1.5x0.024") 1.1-1.3mm 38-39
6 38x0.65mm (1.5x0.026") 1.5mm 37-38
7 50x0.60mm (2x0.024") 1.6mm 38-39

Note: 25mm=~1". So 38mm=~1.5"; 50mm= ~2"; 1/64"=0.015".

Here is a very complete Guide to Arthropods. It describes life cycles, techniques and more.

 

Instructions/Safety

Insect Pinning Techniques

There are many on-line sources & books that describe various insect pinning techniques. Here is just one: Best Practices in Pinning Insects