Sloping cork mounted on a base for easy holding. Used with an acarine needle for disease analysis
Two fine point needles mounted side by side in a single ABS handle. Used to pin a bee to a sloping cork for acarine analysis
A pair of very fine pointed needles mounted in ABS handles. Essential tools for use when dissecting a bee.
15ml plastic dropper bottle
Very useful for small quantities of reagent, especially when making pollen slides for example.
A simple tool used to melt wax when embedding a bee in a tray prior to dissection. Use with a spirit burner.
Stainless steel forceps. 110mm
Glass rod. Useful for transferring small drops of liquid
Clear glycerine jelly used when making slides using transparent samples, for example wings or cornea. The low refractive index of this jelly gives an improved contrast between the specimen and the mountant.
Glycerine jelly containing fuschin for making stained pollen slides.
An upgraded version of our popular hotplate. This version is housed in a painted diecast case with improved labelling.
A compact hot plate for use when making microscope slides. Has two temperature ranges. A fixed 30C setting for gently drying slides and a variable 45C to 75C range for melting glycerine jelly or evaporating water from pollen slurries, etc.
It is possible to place up to four slides on this simultaneously.
Power required: 12v DC provided by the 240V AC adaptor which is also supplied.
HotPlate Size 110mm x 60mm x 30mm
An economy version of our popular hot plate for use when making microscope slides. Has a fixed temperature of 60C for melting glycerine jelly or evaporating water from pollen slurries, etc.
It is possible to place up to three slides on this simultaneously.
Power required: 5v 1.5A.
A power adapter is NOT included with this economy hotplate. The hotplate is designed to be used with a suitable Smartphone or Tablet USB charger. The charger must have a power rating of at least 1.5A (1500mA).
If you do not have a suitable power adapter, one is available here
HotPlate Size 100mm x 50mm x 25mm
Cotton paper based lens cleaning tissue.
40 sheets, 120 x 90mm each
Glass microscope slides with a shallow cavity on one face. Used when mounting thick specimens. 1 – 1.2mm thick
Pack of 10
Cover slips for microscope slides.
18 x 18 mm 0.13 – 0.17mm thick
Box of 100
50mm mortar and pestle. A compact mortar and pestle (50mm internal diameter) useful when testing bees for Nosema.