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.
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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