Buy Czech quality EntoSphinx insect pins made with Swedish spring steel. Choose from 10 sizes in stainless steel for professional, permanent collections or black with 2 layers of enamel finish for rust resistance.
The most popular sizes are # 2 (black, stainless), then #1 (black, stainless) & #3 (black, stainless) respectively. We hold a large inventory of both types of insect pin for immediate shipment. All have discounts for large quantity for the best buy anywhere.
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.
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.
I have been using Indigo Instruments entomology pins in my artwork for almost ten years now —huge thanks to Indigo Instruments for being a big part of my studio practice! Read the full review from: Marie Claire B.
Ordered a sample pack of insect pins for making pinhole cameras. Wonderful selection and super-fast shipment even in a pandemic. They work really well for the purpose. Read the full review from: Alison B.
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Some Google Reviews. You can read the entire review if you click on the person's name. Most relate to insect pins but some to our various folding pocket magnifiers.
Ordered insect pinning equipment with no issues. Their website was easy to navigate and the process was quick without any delays or window reloading.
My order was shipped and received quicker than expected. I will order from them again.
Ordered a sample pack of insect pins for making pinhole cameras. Wonderful selection and super-fast shipment even in a pandemic. They work really well for the purpose. I use the pin size below the size of the hole I want and have gotten …
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.
Ordered 100 magnifying glasses for a marketing project. First I started on Amazon, but they only allowed me to order 10 at a time. That was a waste of my time and a complete pain. Some of the orders were canceled because they couldn't …
Indigo Instruments has been a reliable source of affordable hand lenses for beginners in our earth sciences courses at McGill University. We tried other suppliers after coming across the occasional defective items (unavoidable in mass manufacturing). However, Indigo Instruments offers us the best quality:price ratio and attentive service among the many options we tried.
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.
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|
|4||38x0.55mm (1.5x0.022")||1.1-1.3mm||39, 40|
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.
There are many on-line sources & books that describe various insect pinning techniques. Here is just one: Best Practices in Pinning Insects
The most popular sizes for pinning insects are #2 & then #1 & #3. Smaller sizes are more often used with fine textiles like silk & satin. Thicker pins, like 6 & 7 are good for larger insects such as beetles or heavier materials.
Entophinx brand stainless steel insect pins are made from high grade Swedish steel. These stainless pins are backed with Certificates of Analysis that list chemical content such as chrome, nickel, manganese & molybdenum. They will never rust & ruin your prized insect collections.