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.
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.
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.
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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.
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