Insect Pins

EntoSphinx insect pins, Czech quality made with Swedish steel; sizes 000-7. Don't know what you need? Try our 10 pin/10 size sampler pack in stainless or black enamel. Large inventory of both stainless & enamel available for immediate shipment.

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.

The black enamel ones are made from spring steel & 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
$6.00USD or lower Each
Black Enamel Insect Pin #7

Black Enamel Insect Pin #7

SKU: 33414-7
$6.35USD or lower Each
Black Enamel 10 Size Pin Pack

Black Enamel 10 Size Pin Pack

SKU: 33414-All
$6.35USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #00

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #00

SKU: 33415-00
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #0

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #0

SKU: 33415-0
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #1

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #1

SKU: 33415-1
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #2

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #2

SKU: 33415-2
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #3

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #3

SKU: 33415-3
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #4

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #4

SKU: 33415-4
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #5

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #5

SKU: 33415-5
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #6

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #6

SKU: 33415-6
$6.95USD or lower Each
Stainless Steel Insect Pin #7

Stainless Steel Insect Pin #7

SKU: 33415-7
$7.95USD or lower Each
10 Insect Pin Variety Pack

10 Insect Pin Variety Pack

SKU: 33415-All
$8.95USD or lower Each
More Information
Insect pins are super sharp & have many uses pins in arts, crafts, hobbies. Here are 2 blogs we compiled based on customer feedback: 10 Things You Can do with Insect PinsFlower Art Entomology Pins by Mary Claire Becker

Another interesting application for insect pins is photography. They can be used to make exact, reproducible holes in paper or cardboard. Read more in Pinhole Photography & Eye Evolution. 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 stereochemistry in the context of evolution.

Insect identification can be a challenge. Find out how an inexpensive magnifier can turn your Phone Camera Loupe into a "Dissecting Microscope"
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 50x0.70mm (2x0.028") 1.6mm 37

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