AQUATIC INVERTEBRATE SAMPLING EQUIPMENT:

Invertebrate Nets Drift Nets Invertebrates Book Hess Samplers guide
Aquatic
Invertebrate Nets
Drift Nets Guide to Freshwater
Invertebrates
Hess Samplers Aquatic Invertebrate
Flash Cards
Kick Net trays square bug viewer Surber Turtox
Kick Nets Dissecting / Sorting
Trays
Bug Viewers / Magnifiers Surber Samplers Turtox Zo™ Net
Wash Bottles wash bucket suction sampler
Wash Bottles

Wash Bucket

Aquatic Suction Sampler






























drift net
STREAM DRIFT NETS:

The simplest kind of stream sampler is a drift net, similar to a ring net but lashed to a square frame. Stakes pass through eyes welded to the side and are pushed into the substrate. Organisms can be collected above and below the surface. Nets are constructed of 250 or 500 micron mesh and are 30 cm x 30 cm x 1 meter long.

#DNN250: Drift Net, 250 Micron Mesh $365.00
#DNN500: Drift Net, 500 Micron Mesh $345.00

hess sampler
WILDCO HESS SAMPLERS:

Similar to Surbers but suitable for gravel and cobble bottoms. Cylindrical with enclosed sides and an open top, it has two strong reversible handles for forcibly pushing and rotating the cylinder into stream bottoms. The sampler penetrates 3 - 6" (75 - 150 mm). Once in place, scrub the pebbles inside so the specimens are carried by the current into the net. Water flows in through the upstream window and out the downstream window into the collecting net and bucket.
-Drum and handles: 304 stainless steel, 330 mm ID x 400 mm high (13" ID x 16").
-Fasteners: 18/8 stainless.
-Bottom open area: 0.086 m2
-Replacement nets available
-Includes #48-C60 adapter & #47-C dolphin™ bucket

#16-C22: Hess Sampler with 243 um Mesh $939.00
#16-C32: Hess Sampler with 363 um Mesh $939.00
#16-C52: Hess Sampler with 500 um Mesh $939.00
#16-C82: Hess Sampler with 1000 um Mesh $939.00
#16-C25: Replacement Hess Net 243 um Mesh $239.00
#16-C35: Replacement Hess Net 363 um Mesh $239.00
#16-C55: Replacement Hess Net 500 um Mesh $239.00
#16-C85: Replacement Hess Net 1000 um Mesh $239.00
#16-C27 Replacement Front Screen 243 um Mesh $69.00
#16-C37 Replacement Front Screen 363 um Mesh $69.00
#16-C57 Replacement Front Screen 500 um Mesh $69.00
#16-C87 Replacement Front Screen 1000 um Mesh $69.00

kick net
PROFESSIONAL GRADE KICK NET:

For sampling benthic macroinvertebrates.
1 x 1 meter square, 500 micron.
Hemmed sides hold poles, reinforced bottom seam helps anchoring.

#0021: Kick Net w/o Poles $102.00
#0021-P: Kick Net with Poles $135.00

kick net
STUDENT GRADE KICK NET:

This sturdy mesh net is ideal for student macro-invertebrate collection. Durable mesh net measures approximately 35″ x 45″. Three inch pockets on opposite sides hold poles in place. Poles not supplied.

#0172: Student Kick Net $51.00

turtox net
WILDCO TURTOX® ZO™ NET:

Can also used as a kick net or big drift net. 52″ Long, easy to grip hardwood handles have a protective metal cleat at one end for pushing into bottom of stream or lake, making seine more secure and easier to hold in one place. Made from 600 micron Nitex bolting cloth. Net measures 1 meter wide by 1 meter tall and comes complete with weights on bottom edge along with mini dolphin adaptor and 125 ml plastic bottle mounted in center for collected plankton.

Discontinued when stock runs out - 1 Remaining

#77893: Wildco Turtox Zo™ Net $385.00 $295.00

dynamic net
"DYNAMIC" INVERTEBRATE SAMPLING NET:

This net is ideal for sampling invertebrates in streams and other aquatic environments. The bag is constructed of 350 micron mesh and it is securely lashed to a 12″ (30 cm) D-frame. The bag is 24″ (60 cm) in depth. Wooden handle is removable and can be ordered in any length up to 5 feet. Net comes standard with a 24″ wooden handle. Inquire for longer handles.

#DN61: Invertebrate D-Net $259.00

aquatic kick net
WATERMARK TURTOX® BOTTOM AQUATIC KICK NET:

Net includes: 10″ x 18″ stainless steel rectangular frame; detachable, 60″ aluminum handle with stainless steel threaded attachment; and 10″ deep reinforced 500 micron Nitex nylon net. EPA approved for Rapid Bioassay Assessment Programs.

#77921: Watermark Kick Net $337.00

aquatic net
AQUATIC SAMPLING NET:

Designed for use by benthologists and entomologists needing a strong net for fresh water collecting of bottom dwelling organisms, or sweeping in thick vegetation. Heavy cotton/polyester bag with non-rotting thread is secured to 12″ wide D-rim by hog rings and has nylon mesh bottom 8″ below rim. Extended 4″ skirt protects mesh from snags and wear. Mesh Size: Available in 150 or 500 Microns. Smooth, lacquered, hardwood, handles are 5 feet (152cm) long , 1-1/8" (2.9cm) diameter, permanently attached with epoxy adhesive to a 5/16" (.81cm) cadmium plated steel net ring. Nets are 70" (178cm) overall.

#53755: Aquatic Sampling Net, with 500 Micron Mesh $145.00
#53756: Aquatic Sampling Replacement Net Bag, with 500 Micron Mesh $29.00
#53757: Aquatic Sampling Net, with 150 Micron Mesh $149.00
#53758: Aquatic Sampling Replacement Net Bag, with 150 Micron Mesh $33.00

aquatic net
WILDCO BOTTOM AQUATIC KICK NET:

Hardwood handle is detachable. Heavy muslin reinforces entire bottom of net, as well as ring edges of net to provide added strength. Net is attached with clips. Ring size, 18″ x 8″; net depth, 10″; net material mesh size, 800 x 900 micron. Handle length is in two pieces and is 66″.

#425-K53: Wildco Aquatic Kick Net $275.00
#425-K53: Replacement Net for Wildco Aquatic Kick Net $149.00

aquatic net
LAMOTTE D-NET with EXTENDABLE POLE:

Twelve-inch rim dip net is fitted with a heavy canvas bag approximately 6″ deep. Bag attached to metal frame with clamp rings. Bottom of bag is a mesh material of approximately 500 micron nylon. Canvas skirt extends three inches below bag bottom to protect mesh. Aluminum pole extends from 52″ to 84″. Replacement bags available.

#0168: D-Net with Extendable Pole $103.00
#0167B: D-Net Replacement Bag and Clamp Rings $23.65

surber sampler
SURBER SAMPLER:

The Surber Sampler is a small easily portable stream bottom sampler. It consists of two folding brass frames, which are affixed at right angles and locked by braces. After the horizontal frame is "seated" in the substrate, the silt is stirred up and each large rock within the frame is upended so the current can wash the bottom organisms into the net.

Custom mesh sizes are also available, but please allow a few weeks for manufacturing.

#SBN250: Surber Net with Brass Frame, 250 Micron Mesh $495.00
#SBN500: Surber Net with Brass Frame, 500 Micron Mesh $475.00

mini surber sampler
MINI-SURBER SAMPLER:

The Mini-Surber is designed for small streams and rivulets where the larger model will not fit, as well as for student use. The net is genuine 500 micron Nitex bolting cloth with taffeta wings. Sample numerous locations at once with your student volunteers and our low-cost unit. Net is 10 long, frame is 6″ x 6″ x 6″. Open base encloses area of 6″ x 6″ (0.25 square foot). Stainless steel frame for maximum corrosion resistance.

#78-050: Mini Surber Sampler $185.00

suction sampler
AQUATIC SUCTION SAMPLER:

Easily extract burrowing aquatic invertebrates from wet sand or loose muck using this durable sampler. Just place the end of the sampler over the hole left by the invertebrate or over any other area where you suspect specimens are located. Pull up on the sampler's handle. An area of negative pressure is formed in the void and the substrate as the inner piston moves up the sampler's housing, allowing the specimens to be securely drawn inside. Made of heavy duty PVC, hardwood, and rubber. Not recommended for use in clay-based mud. 42" long x 2-1/4" diameter.

#77254: Aquatic Suction Sampler $74.50

wash bucket
wash bucket
WASH BUCKET FOR LITTORAL SAMPLES:

Made of extra heavy-duty plastic with molded pouring spout and heavy chromed handle. Bottom is stainless wire cloth (#30 mesh) reinforced with a stainless steel plate with 1/2" drainage holes. Sturdy stainless ring helps maintain circular shape. 12" dia. x 8" deep. Three-gallon (12-liter) capacity.

#WB2: Wash Bucket $158.00

wash bottles

WASH BOTTLES:

These low-density polyethylene wash bottles have wide mouths for easy filling. Caps provide single drop or needle sharp stream. Available in three sizes. Bottles are durable, chemical-resistant, squeezable, and easy to clean.

Color coded wash bottles have color-coded caps, which provide quick, safe identification. Color-coded, wide-mouth bottles are ideal for the quick identification of the many solutions and reagents needed in your lab. One-piece colored cap and nozzle are polypropylene. Delivery tube is polyethylene. Available with red, yellow, green or blue cap/nozzle. When ordering use code SIZE-COLOR-WM (for example 250 ml red would be 250-RED-WM).

#200250: 250 ml Wash Bottle $4.60
#200500: 500 ml Wash Bottle $5.95
#2001000: 1000 ml Wash Bottle $7.35
#SIZE-COLOR-WM: 250 ml Color-Coded Wash Bottle $5.10
#SIZE-COLOR-WM: 500 ml Color-Coded Wash Bottle $6.45
#SIZE-COLOR-WM: 1000 ml Color-Coded Wash Bottle $7.95

Invertebrates Book
A GUIDE TO COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA:

J. Voshell Jr., 2002

This book meets the needs of teachers, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, anglers, and others interested in aquatic biology by providing substantive information in non-technical language for about 100 of the most common groups of invertebrates found in the inland waters of North America. It is broad in scope, geographically and taxonomically; it is written at a substantive yet easily accessible level that will appeal to both general readers and those with more advanced interest in the subject; and it contains numerous high-quality illustrations, including more than 100 specially commissioned color plates. 103 color pages, 135 b/w illustrations. 454 pages. Softcover.

#BK-GCFINA: A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America $49.00

guide
QUICKGUIDE TO MAJOR GROUPS OF FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES:
Click here to see front and back of guide

by J. Reese Voshell, Jr., illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright

QuickGuide will be useful to teachers, students, naturalists, water quality monitors, landowners, aquatic resource managers, youth groups, and others interested in, or responsible for, studying, monitoring, or managing freshwater resources. QuickGuide is a modestly reorganized version of information contained in J. Reese Voshell's A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. The great advantage of the stand-alone version of QuickGuide is that it is easier to use in the larger format than is the guide in the book, and it can be used in the field or laboratory with minimal risk of damage by water or mud.

QuickGuide is a laminated brochure, sealed on all four sides, that, when unfolded, measures 18" wide x 9.5" high. QuickGuide is accordion-folded into 8 panels, each measuring 4.5" wide by 9.5" high.

#BK-QGMGFI: Quickguide to Major Groups of Freshwater Invertebrates $7.95

guide
FLASH CARDS OF COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA
SET ONE--Major Classes and Orders
Click here to see sample flashcard

by J. Reese Voshell, Jr., illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright

4"x 6", two-sided waterproof flash cards, 32 cards per set. Also included is a booklet containing a glossary of terms, taxonomic classifications, diagrams of body parts, along with suggestions for using the cards.

SET ONE covers the major classes and orders of freshwater invertebrates. This set would be basic to teaching/learning biology and ecology at the K-12 levels, for interpretation and outreach activity, and for biomonitoring of freshwater streams and ponds.

Flatworms (1); Leeches (1); Aquatic earthworms (1); Ancylid snails (1); Physid snails (1); Mussels (1); Fingernail or pea clams (1); Water mites (1); Aquatic sow bugs (1); Scuds or sideswimmers (1); Crayfishes (1); Shrimps (1); True bugs (2); Water beetles (3); Damselfies and dragonflies (2); Stoneflies (2); Mayflies (2); Dobsonflies, fishflies, hellgrammites (1); Caddisflies (3); True flies (3).

#BK-FC1: Set 1 - Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
Currently out of print - no stock available at this time
$43.00

guide
FLASH CARDS OF COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA
SET TWO--Families of Mollusks, Stoneflies, Mayflies, and Caddisflies
Click here to see sample flashcard

by J. Reese Voshell, Jr., illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright

4"x 6", two-sided waterproof flash cards, 32 cards per set. Also included is a booklet containing a glossary of terms, taxonomic classifications, diagrams of body parts, along with suggestions for using the cards.

SET TWO and SET THREE treat the taxa at the family level and thereby provide more detail which, in turn, affords the opportunity to better understand the biological diversity of freshwater systems and the changes in environmental health brought on by human activities. These sets would be most useful for teaching principles of biology and ecology at advanced high school and college levels, for training instructors who would be conducting interpretation or outreach activities, and for biomonitoring carried out by experienced citizen volunteers, agency personnel, or professional scientists.

Viviparid snails; Pleurocerid snails; Ancylid snails; Planorbid snails; Lymnaeid snails; Physid snails; Mussels; Fingernail or pea clams; Asian clam; Zebra mussel; Roachlike stoneflies; Giant stoneflies; Common stoneflies; Perlodid stoneflies; Winter stoneflies; Common burrower mayflies; Small squaregill mayflies; Spiny crawler mayflies; Flatheaded mayflies; Pronggilled mayflies; Small minnow mayflies; Micro caddisflies; Saddlecase maker caddisflies; Giant case maker caddisflies; Common netspinner caddisflies; Fingernet caddisflies; Trumpet net, tubemaker caddisflies; Freeliving caddisflies; Longhorned case maker caddisflies; Northern case maker caddisflies.

#BK-FC2: Set 2 - Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
Currently out of print - no stock available at this time
$43.00

guide
FLASH CARDS OF COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA
SET THREE--Families of Other Insects
Click here to see sample flashcard

by J. Reese Voshell, Jr., illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright

4"x 6", two-sided waterproof flash cards, 32 cards per set. Also included is a booklet containing a glossary of terms, taxonomic classifications, diagrams of body parts, along with suggestions for using the cards.

SET TWO and SET THREE treat the taxa at the family level and thereby provide more detail which, in turn, affords the opportunity to better understand the biological diversity of freshwater systems and the changes in environmental health brought on by human activities. These sets would be most useful for teaching principles of biology and ecology at advanced high school and college levels, for training instructors who would be conducting interpretation or outreach activities, and for biomonitoring carried out by experienced citizen volunteers, agency personnel, or professional scientists.

Water boatmen; Backswimmers; Water scorpions; Giant water bugs; Water striders; Crawling water beetles (adult); Whirligig beetles (adult); Riffle beetles (adult); Predaceous diving beetles (adult); Water scavenger beetles (adult); Broadwinged damselflies; Spreadwinged damselflies; Narrowwinged damselfies; Clubtail dragonflies; Darner dragonflies; Skimmer dragonflies; Dobsonflies, fishflies, hellgrammites; Alderflies; Water pennies (larva); Riffle beetles (larva); Predaceous diving beetles (larva); Phantom crane flies; Mosquitoes; Black flies; Non-biting midges; Biting midges, no-see-ums, punkies; Crane flies; Horse flies, deer flies; Aquatic snipe flies; Shore flies, brine flies.

#BK-FC3: Set 3 - Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
Currently out of print - no stock available at this time
$43.00

trays
DISSECTING TRAYS:

Heavy-Duty White Plastic, will not chip or rust. Easy to clean. Acid and stain resistant.

#DT043: White Tray, 22 x 17 x 3.75 cm $18.25
#DT044: White Tray, 33 x 28 x 4.5 cm $23.95
#DT045: White Tray, 39 x 34 x 6 cm $27.95
#DT046: White Tray, 44 x 36 x 6 cm $30.75

tray
MACRO-INVERTEBRATE SAMPLING TRAY:

A must-have for macro invertebrate studies both in the field and in the classroom! Aquatic samples can be easily viewed and sorted against the white background of this durable porcelain-coated metal tray. Dimensions: 11"W x 15"L x 1"D.

Note: Sorting plates not included.

#00359-MST: Macro Invertebrate Sampling Tray $21.95

plates
SORTING SPOT PLATES:

Ideal for sorting and identifying macroinvertebrates! These smooth, white plastic sorting plates are more economical than the more expensive glass or porcelain plates. Not recommended for use with acetone, xylene or other strong solvents. Each tray measures 112mm x 92 mm and has 12 depressions. Package of 12.

#53600-SSP: Sorting Spot Plates $17.50

tray
PLASTIC LAB TRAY, WHITE:

Multipurpose tray that can be used for specimen soring and dissecting.
Steam autoclavable polypropylene with tapered walls for nesting.
Size: 17-5/8" x 13-3/4" x 3" (450 x 350 x 75mm).

#150-24707: Plastic Lab Tray Discontinued

square bug viewer
SQUARE BUG VIEWERS:

Excellent containers for viewing insects or other specimens. Box is molded in two pieces of non-yellowing acrylic, the bottom is the container and the top a simple optical lens magnifier.

#0351: 2x Lens, 3.75 cm Square $3.25

round bug viewer
ROUND BUG VIEWERS:

Excellent containers for viewing insects or other specimens. Molded in two pieces of non-yellowing acrylic, the bottom is the container and the top a simple optical lens magnifier. Comes complete with air vents and sizing grid.

#0352: 5.6 cm Round x 6.3 cm High $3.05
#0353: 7.5 cm Round x 6.4 cm High $4.95

magnifier
DOUBLE LENS HAND MAGNIFIER (PLASTIC):

Handy unbreakable magnifier features two lenses: 3x with a 5.0 cm diameter and 6x with a 1 cm diameter. Overall length 4.5 cm.

#WL8068: Hand Magnifier 3x, 6x $1.45

tri-lens magnifier
TRIPLE LENS HAND MAGNIFIER (PLASTIC):

Optical grade plastic. Two or more magnifiers may be snapped together to produce increasing magnification. Three lenses in the one magnifier, 2x, 6x, 8x.

#HM2: Hand Magnifier, 2x, 6x, 8x $2.89