The Tropics Net is an original BioQuip design meeting space limitations of air travelers. It consists of six 2-foot aluminum segments that screw together to form a lightweight handle that extends up to 12 feet in length. The net ring is spring steel, 18″ in diameter, and the net bag is white aerial netting.
When disassembled, the net is about 25″ x 3″, and fits compactly in a suitcase. It is intended for use in a vertical position to trap high flying insects. Use in a horizontal position at the full 12-foot length is not recommended.
This net offers the user great collecting versatility. The handles length can be varied by omitting or adding segments. When smaller ring sizes are desired, #7351A (12″ diameter) or #7352 (15″ diameter) rings may be used along with any 12″ or 15″ diameter net bag. Collectors not requiring a 12-foot handle may order components needed to make up a shorter net.
Six 24″ (61cm) segments, 3/4″ (2cm) diameter
Anodized aluminum tubing and #7357 red plastic grip
Replacement segment connector screw #7324E is available.
Zinc plated spring steel, 18″ (46cm) diameter, #7353
Fastened to handle with red T knob screw, #7360
18″ (46cm) diameter, 38″ (97cm) deep, #7218NA
Aerial, white netting, reinforced at top with sailcloth band
Net bag options include 12″, 15″ and 18″ diameter bags in dark green netting #7218GR, extra soft white or sand netting #7218WA or #7218SA, or close-weave netting #7218FA
Use extreme caution when holding this net near electrical lines or when the potential for lightning may exist as this product is highly conductive to electricity.
See also #7324D Tropics Net Tote Bag, a convenient storage and travel companion to the Tropics Net