The following provides the resources you need to start your own insect collection or make additions to the one you already have.

Insect Display Cartoon
Box Plans

Want to make your own collection box? Plans for entomology boxes can be found by clicking here.

Spreading Boards

Want to make your own spreading board? Plans for spreading boards can be found by clicking here.


Want to make your own net? Plans for bug catching nets can be found by clicking here.

Purdue Extension Education Store

The Education Store provides many Extension Publications. Some publications may be ordered online while others are available free for download. They offer a variety of products, including fact sheets, CDs, Web sites, DVDs, videos and courses.

Click here

Supplies Available for Download

Order Labels - Downloadable pdf

Specimen Labels - Downloadable pdf

Insect Card Points - Downloadable pdf

Purchase Supplies

Pins - Standard Insect Kit: 100 Pins & 3 Vials

BioQuip Products

Carolina Biological Supply Co.

NASCO Science Catalog

Ward's Natural Science Entomology Supplies

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