Insect spreading board, 12x4"
This is an inexpensive, firm-density polystyrene board (like hard, closed-cell styrofoam) that is designed for spreading insect wings prior to mounting. It is ideal for allowing butterfly wings to spread and dry. The spreading board has a body slot that is 3/8" deep and varies from 1/4" to 1/2" wide, depending on our supply.
Place a moth, butterfly, or other insect's body in the indentation on the spreading board, and pin a thin strip of paper over each wing to hold them flat until they dry out.
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- Sunday, August 11, 2013Good for the priceReviewed By: Sheri
Shipped very quickly. I wish it was a little deeper so you could spread your butterflies and moths a bit higher on the pin. I just spread a luna moth on my board and there's hardly any room underneath him on the pin for labels. The channel is also only good for medium sized Leps, though you can easily (if messily) carve the channel a bit bigger in one spot or carve a new tiny channel along the side if you have to.
- Monday, August 05, 2013Great for beginnersReviewed By: Corey
For the price you cant go wrong. Was amazed at how fast It was shipped and recieved.
- Saturday, March 30, 2013Inexpensive and SimpleReviewed By: Danice
After making my own spreading board out of cardboard, I find that this insect spreading board is by far the best piece of equipment for drying and positioning insects for collecting.
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012Good for what you payReviewed By: Paula
This is good for a starter collection, or just for all the average size insects. Shipping was very fast!
- Monday, August 27, 2012Insect Spreading BoardReviewed By: Jane Dalier
I was surprised at how fast delivery was on this item. The board itself is rather small for more than a few specimens at a time so order extra if you have a bigger project. The price was the best I could find on the internet at the time I was looking so I feel good about my purchase.Read More Reviews