Standard Insect Box
The original redwood insect box, introduced by BioQuip in 1947, continues to be the Schmitt-sized box entomologists prefer for collection storage because of its sturdy construction, tight fit, and relative economy. Top and bottom are hinged at the back, and hooks are provided on the sides.
Due to increasing scarcity of commercially sized redwood trees, the top and bottom of this box are luan plywood produced from reclaimed materials. This is an excellent box for use in tropical areas as the redwood remains dimensionally stable through extremes of humidity and dryness. As the exterior is unfinished, it may be placed in an oven at low temperature with lid slightly open to dry out both the box and pinned specimens.
Materials: kiln dried redwood frame; 1/8″ luan plywood top and bottom; 5/16″ white polyethylene foam pinning bottom; brass plated hinges and hooks
Construction: one piece frame and box joints; shoulders mitered and glued; sanded but not finished
Dimensions: 9 x 13 x 2-1/2″ O.D. (229 x 330 x 64 mm)
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