Discovery Science: Insect & Spider Study
Lesson 2: Insect Safari
Learn what you need for your insect safari
Learn about equipment options
Learn how to make a net and a kill jar
No video. Go to the assignment.
Start finding or making the equipment you need. Your first safari is in lesson 13. I recommend forceps, a standard net and a kill jar:
Net – standard nets for students
Net – water nets
Net – professional series
Kill Jar options
Ethyl Acetate or nail polish remover
Zip block clear plastic bags for temporary insect storage
*Instead of Ethyl Acetate, you can also use rubbing alcohol in a jar or vial to preserve insects.
Items below are for displaying an insect collection:
Insect pins size #2 (one pack).
Pinning block to assist with pinning insect specimens
Spreading board for insects with wings
Display case options
*To save money, you can make your own display case. Or you can use foam to pin insects into.
Items for preserving Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in lesson 24:
Acetone (purchase at hardware store)
More equipment options. Also use the search tool on bioquip.com to find more options.
How to make a sweep net.
How to make a kill jar.
How to make a display case.