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K - Killing Fluid
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Killing Fluid

 

Killing fluid is applied to absorbent material in the base or stopper of a killing jar when collecting insects in the field.

 

£4.95 £3.95
Pure English Silk Hank (Special Market Stall price)
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Pure Silk hanks These are English reeled 20/22 Denier raw silk hanks produced at the Lullingstone Silk Farm and Worldwide Butterflies. 

 

These fine silk hanks were reeled on the same hand reeling machine, the only one in Britain, as the silk provided for the Wedding Dress of Diana Princess of Wales.

 

The size and weight not standard but the illustration shows a hank picked at random. This is a unique product!

 

Special temporary promotion price.

 

£35.00 £19.50
NETTING Fine Black Nylon 5 metres SALE PRICE
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NETTING Fine Black Nylon 5 metres 170cm wide

Was £18.95 (£3.79/m) SPECIAL SALE PRICE now £13.95 (£2.79/m)

Ideal for covering box tops, cages, netting replacement and making sleeves. This soft netting is ideal for making field nets.

This netting is durable, resists tearing and deterioration in UV light. It is fine enough to keep out minute flies and parasites.

 

£18.95 £13.95
Plastic Box Size 6 Extra Large. Pack of 2 SALE PRICE
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Plastic Box Size 6 Extra Large. 297 x 159 x 102mm  Pack of 2

 

Very large – perfect for rearing large Hawkmoth and Silkmoth larvae. Suitable for storing bulky cocoons – and a lot of other things – entomological and non entomological. Suitable for displaying larger natural history specimens, skulls, etc.

 




 

 

£16.00 £13.95
Moonlander Moth Trap with Supports and Goodden GemLight SPECIAL PRICE £50 OFF!
Availability: NOW

The new Moonlander

SPECIAL TEMPORARY SALE PRICE £50 Off!

Compact and portable. Designed and tested by Robert Goodden. The Moonlander has been re-designed with spring-loaded supports and integral legs. It has a convenient new carry bag that accommodates trap, cone, moth shelters, supports with legs, and the new compact Goodden GemLight. This is not just a bag: it enables you to pack away the trap with the contents all arranged inside, ready for immediate use next time. Yet the bag is only 50mm or 2.5" deep.

The new Moonlander packs into a small postal container. The Moonlander, with all equipment including the GemLight can be sent together by International Letter Post. No other trap and light is compact and light enough to do this. Mail a trap to contacts abroad to use it remotely for you!

Sufficient room for large catches, anywhere in the world. Folds absolutely flat. Carry in hand luggage, on a bike or hike. Neat carrying case: carry several in the field in one hand. Set up in seconds. See your catch as the moths fly in – this trap combines the advantages of both sheet for observation and trap to retain the moths which enter from the base not the top. Other traps lose their catch through the top opening  in the morning – the Moonlander is closed at the top and holds its catch. Ideal for sampling in remote areas on nothing more than tiny torch batteries.

A cone of reticulated foam in the base, and a set of foam moth shelters are included. These are a modern improvement on egg boxes. Given a choice, more moths are found in the foam than in egg boxes. Click photo to enlarge and see the moths' preference! If wet the foam is simply shaken and quickly dries in the air. Foam can be rolled compactly and springs back into shape when required for use.

Dimensions: 38cm diameter, 45cm tall (+ height of legs). The Moonlander with Goodden GemLight, Cone and Moth Shelters, all arranged in the carrying bag, for instant use, weighs less than a Kilo, and the bag is only approximately 50mm 4" deep.

Click main photo to see lots more. Hover over a picture and an arrow comes up left or right so you can view all the pictures in rotation. See moths in good numbers attracted to the Moonlander, and working in remote sites. The Moonlander attracts moths even above the snow line. Conventional sceptics sometimes express doubt that moths fly upwards into the trap, and believe that moths only rest on the outside. Indeed the Moonlander is designed to view your catch as it comes in, as if using a white sheet, but they also pile in through the base entrance, as the photographs on this site testify. The Moonlander is an unconventional and innovative trap, designed for convenience and excellent results on field studies. See the advanced new Goodden GemLight which has been designed specially to suit the Moonlander - the most compact light that requires no brick for a battery, just 8 AA torch batteries!

Hanging Moonlander There can be advantages in suspending the Moonlander from a branch. With the new Goodden GemLight, the whole trap with light and contained batteries, is a fraction of the weight of other traps and batteries. See separate description of the Goodden GemLight.

The Moonlander can be suspended at different heights, even hoisted up trees, which may sometimes result in attracting different species. A suspended trap is very quick to assemble and pack away. It overcomes difficult or sloping terrain, and resists bad weather. The Moonlander can even be adapted for use by day as a BUTTERFLY TRAP! Just add a suspended bait platform below the base opening and it will catch Charaxes and other Nymphalid butterflies in countries where they occur. When you want the trap to be free standing you can use the new spring-loaded compact supports with integrated legs.

Completely re-designed supports and legs are now available for the Moonlander for use where a free-standing trap is required. The new supports are spring loaded so they automatically adjust height when damp conditions necessitate longer supports. Equally, if warm and dry, the supports may need shortening (by moving a screw to a new position) rather then create excess tension which could damage the netting. Check this before fitting the supports. These supports are a great improvement on the originals. They are very slender and pack away in little space.

Designed for total convenience both in transit and in the field. Multiple traps are easily transported and quickly set up in remote places. Re-charging can be done quickly from a vehicle and you can even re-charge using solar energy.

Any light can be used. The trap is sold with the battery powered Goodden GemLight.  It can also be used with any other light.  We no longer offer actinic lights because test results are well below those with the Goodden GemLight, and their batteries are heavy. 

Everything about both trap and light is TOTALLY INNOVATIVE and new to Entomology.

Moonlander complete, Carry Bag, Cone and Moth Shelters, Goodden GemLight and new self-adjusting supports with legs  

Batteries and charger are not included - they are a personal choice and readily found on the internet or locally.

Please see notes and advice on selecting suitable ones, in the GemLight description in this section

PATENT PENDING for both the new GOODDEN GemLight and the MOONLANDER MOTH TRAP.

 

 

£296.00 £246.00
NEW Zipped Bag Sleeve with side opening for instant access. Smallest Size 1 17 x 60 cm SPECIAL PRICE
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NEW Zipped Bag Sleeve with side opening for instant access. 

This size is ideal for rearing small larvae enclosed and under close control. The end of the bag is sewn up. The open end is slipped over a branch and tied.

The side zip gives wide access for inspection, photography or removal of frass and any dead leaves.

When you use a Zipped Bag Sleeve you will wonder why it has taken until now to use such an innovation!

 

 

 

£6.50 £5.50
NETTING Fine Black Nylon 10 metres SALE PRICE
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NETTING Fine Black Nylon 10 metres 170cm wide

Was £31.95 (£3.19/m) SPECIAL SALE PRICE now £22.95 (£2.29/m)

If you are thinking of making a netting structure, cage covering and replacement or making sleeves for rearing larvae, this is the ideal netting.

Soft and easy to use. Durable, resists tearing and deterioration in UV light. It is fine enough to keep out minute flies and parasites.

 

 

 

£31.95 £18.95
Complete MINI SILK FARM
Availability: NOW

THE MINI SILK FARM

TEMPORARY PROMOTION PRICE!

A complete outfit for rearing silkworms from egg to cocoon, and reeling your own raw silk. Everything is provided: a small batch of eggs, food for the entire life of 20 silkworms, all the rearing equipment, detailed educational documentation and instructions, and a miniature reeling device.

There is even a small bag of cocoons so that you can practise reeling, and don't have to wait to rear the cocoons from the egg.

Normally Silkworms feed on Mulberry leaves. This is an uncommon tree that is not always readily available, so we are providing a substitute food, which is a powder that comes with the necessary instructions for preparing the artificial diet in the kitchen. You will have a supply of fresh food always available for the silkworms throughout their life of about a month.

The Mini Silk Farm can be bought at any time of the year. The eggs are stored in a fridge until incubation. Although rearing in summer is easier because of temperature, you can rear silkworms almost throughout the year, if you can keep them at about 25º-28ºC. Eggs supplied in winter will need to be refrigerated for 8-12 weeks before incubation.

The instructions guide you through easy rearing, preparation of the artificial diet and the reeling process. The Mini Silk Farm is fun and unusually educational.

£59.50 £39.50
NEW Zipped Bag Sleeve with side opening for instant access. Long and thin. Size 2 17 x 100 cm SPECIAL PRICE
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NEW Zipped Bag Sleeve with side opening for instant access. 

This long, slender sleeve is for young larvae on long branches of trees like Willow. The end of the bag is sewn up. The open end is slipped over a branch and tied. 

The side zip gives wide access for inspection, photography or removal of frass and any dead leaves. Also ideal when you find that a caterpillar has hitched a lift on your arm!  

When you use a Zipped Bag Sleeve you will wonder why it has taken until now to use such an innovation!

 

 

 

£7.95 £6.95
NETTING Fine Black Nylon 20 metres (2 x 10m) SALE PRICE
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NETTING Fine Black Nylon 20 metres (2 x 10m) 170cm wide.

Was £53.90 (£1.90/m) SPECIAL SALE PRICE now £36.95 (£1.84/m) 

Ideal for large structures, flight areas etc.

Use for cage covering or making sleeves for rearing larvae.

This netting is durable, resists tearing and deterioration in UV light. It is fine enough to keep out minute flies and parasites.

Ordering in 20 metre lots brings the price down very low! A lot less than £1.90 per metre, 170cm wide. Probably an unbeatable price.

 

 

 

£53.90 £36.95
NEW Bag Sleeve with zip opening for instant access. Large Size 4 70 x 130 cm SPECIAL PRICE
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NEW Bag Sleeve with zip opening for instant access. Large Size 4 70 x 130 cm

This size gives considerable extra space for larger larvae, or increased numbers. The end of the bag is sewn up. The open end is slipped over a branch and tied with string, or better still, the Velcro ties that we recommend in this Sleeve section.

Access from the side zip is not only instant for opening and closing, but you can really get to any part of the sleeved branch. The way is clear for all inspection and maintenance, and frass is instantly removed. You can easily collect semis (fully-developed larvae that are preparing for pupation) ready to go into their puparium. If the larvae are cocoon spinners you can reach all areas when you wish to collect the cocoons. The zip means that you can easily pop a caterpillar back if you find one has crawled on to you while attending to the sleeve. If showing the larvae to family and friends, it's so much better to unzip the side than undo an end, and have to gather and tie it again - simply open the sleeve, with wide access, then instantly zip it up again! 

When you use a Zipped Bag Sleeve you will wonder why it has taken until now to use such an innovation!

 

£15.50 £12.95
Giant Size 5 100 x 160 cm NEW Bag Sleeve with TWO zip openings on opposite sides, for instant access. SPECIAL PRICE
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Giant Size 5 100 x 160 cm NEW Bag Sleeve with TWO zip openings on opposite sides, for instant access. 

The end of the bag is sewn up. The open end is slipped over a branch and tied. 

This is truly a GIANT size! You can sleeve an entire bush, or large branch. Ideal for serious breeders, wanting to give very natural conditions for the larvae being reared. It's so big that zips are provided on two sides, so you can get to any part of the sleeve. SO much easier than tunneling in from one end!  This giant size makes a very economical giant cage.

With two wide zips the way is clear for all inspection and maintenance, and frass is instantly removed. When large larvae are ready to pupate, Hawkmoths and others change their colour and shape, becoming shorter and fatter in readiness for pupation. With the zip access these semis are easily collected each day, to go into their puparium.

Conventional sleeves, open at either end and with no side access, take much longer to open and close, particularly so when using very large sizes. It is quite common to find, after struggling to gather and tie the free end, there are one or more caterpillars you want to put back inside. With zip access there is no struggle - just unzip, pop in the late comers, and zip up again - INSTANTLY!

Showing the larvae to family and friends is so much more interesting, when you can open the wide zip, display the larvae in their natural setting, then zip up again, with no faffing!

When you use a Zipped Bag Sleeve you will wonder why it has taken until now to come up with such an innovation!

£21.50 £18.95