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Ward's® Build Your Own Insect Net


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Ward's® Build Your Own Insect Net
Animal Supplies Animal Nets
Customize Your Collection Materials.

  • Wards quality net components
  • Use to create your own net, or replace existing parts
  • Components fit prior Ward's nets
  • Nets are 550 mesh
If you are looking for a specific net combination, or just looking to expand your collection net options, these components are just what you need. For over 60 years the Ward's component net system has been a favorite of teachers and collectors alike. Now you have the ability to build a net in your own custom configuration. Each net is made of three components a handle, a ring and a specific style of net. We offer three styles of handles and nine different net styles for you and your students.

The student handle is a basic version of our unique attachment system. The handle is shorter and lighter than the professional handle, making it perfect for smaller hands and inexperienced users. This handle does not have a protective finish. For this reason, we would recommend this handle is not used for aquatic collection. The professional handle is a strong handle designed for many years of use. The additional diameter, glossy finish and reinforced ring connection make this an incredibly strong collection handle. For aquatic applications we recommend this handle.

The aluminum handle utilizes a different attachment method. Instead of pins on the ring and a retaining ring, the aluminum handle uses a screw on ring. The ring attaches using a single bolt. This connection is incredibly strong and is best for sweeping and beating use. The handle has a rubberized grip on the end for a secure hold and is hollow to allow for a lighter handle.

Rings are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Rings for the student handles are constructed of a smaller diameter rod, so Student and Professional rings are not interchangeable. Please Use student and professional rings with the same handle. Most rings are round, and the size reflects the diameter of the ring. The "D" rings are flattened on one side, and the size reflects the length of the flattened side. Screw on rings will only attaches to the aluminum handle.

Nets are typically designed for a collection type. the basic insect nets have a long body designed for aerial sweeping. The heavier abuse of sweeping undergrowth requires more material and less "net". The shallower nets, like the domed and skimming are designed for aquatic sampling and contain a grommet, to allow for drainage while collecting. Size references for each net reflect the largest ring size they should be used with. Nets will fit smaller rings if desired but will have folds.





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