Insect Exhibit Case 8" x 12"
Show off your insect collection with this attractive glass-covered insect exhibit case. It is 1.5" deep on the inside, so you can easily pin beetles, moths, or other insect types with thicker bodies. The bottom of the display case contains a 1/2"-thick white foam board that is ideal for pinning insects without damage. This glass-covered insect exhibit case has plenty of room for multiple large specimens. The display case comes with four pins to keep the case lid securely in place.
The construction of this glass-covered insect display case is similar to the classic Riker mount. The telescoping top is constructed of 0.06” thick cardboard, brown on the inside. A glass panel is securely glued into the top cover. The bottom is constructed of 0.06” thick cardboard, white on the inside. A 1/2”-thick white polyethylene foam liner is glued to the bottom of the display case to securely hold pins. Both the top and bottom are covered with a black embossed leather-look paper. The display case is sturdy and attractive and will look nice in any home or office. An adhesive hanger (not included) can be attached to the back of the case for wall hanging. Interior dimensions of this insect exhibit case are 8” x 12” x 1.5”. Exterior dimensions are about 8.25” x 12.25” x 2.125”.
In addition to pinning insects, specimens of minerals, fossils, seashells or other items can be glued to the white foam liner. This technique can be used to attractively display a variety of specimens in this exhibit case.
Insect Exhibit Case Details
- Riker mount style case has with glass panel in the top
- Top cover lifts off the bottom section provide full access to the case interior for arranging specimens
- Case is constructed of 0.06” thick cardboard covered with attractive black embossed leather-look paper
- Bottom of case has a 1/2"-thick white foam board for pinning insects
- The top can be secured to the bottom of the case with the four pins provided
- Interior dimensions are 8” x 12” x 1.5”
- Exterior dimensions are about 8.25” x 12.25” x 2.125”
Read our Making an Insect Collection article for tips on catching insects and pinning them in display cases.
This case does not come with insect specimens.
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- Thursday, October 29, 2009New to Insect CollectingReviewed By: Linda
This case is sturdy for what it is, but for the price and description, I expected we were getting a wooden box which could be mounted on the wall.
You can't tell from the photo or descriptions that this is basically a glorified cardboard box with a glass top, with no mounting hardware.
The reviews written sounded like it was "really nice" compared to others, so I was personally surprised it was made of cardboard. But that could be since we are new to insect collecting in our home...? Perhaps cardboard is the standard, and a wood frame box for wall mounting is called something else?
I was disappointed it both can't be put up on a wall - and being cardboard - wouldn't look too nice on the wall, either.
- Saturday, January 10, 2009Insect Display Case
These display cases are an excellent quality. Display cases we got from a different site were of such poor quality that they were useless within a few weeks, but these are great!
- Monday, February 18, 2008GREAT CASEReviewed By: Christopher Dement
This is a great beginner or expert case for your entomologist. We bought this for the "extra" insects we had for our 4H collection and as a resting place until we mounted them into our collection box. My son also likes to keep the neat insects that are not perfect in here.
Great quality and great price!
- Tuesday, August 28, 2007Exhibit case
For a first exhibit case, this is very nice. My son is just learning about mounting insects and is enjoying being able display his neat finds. He has a story behind each insect. His favorites are the butterfly that he raised from a caterpillar and the yellow jacket that stung Mom!
- Thursday, February 22, 2007Wonderful, definitely useful case!Reviewed By: Nadia Alawa
This is a really easy, portable case to use for both amateur and serious entomologists alike! It keeps out unwanted insects (yes, unwanted, in this case! :)) yet keeps a definite beauty to the insects displayed in it..
I used it for my two classes for eight year olds and up and it was really easy to use!