hen it is only necessary to make rough
estimations of insect presence and the approximate
numbers of different species present, a Wildco®
"D"-net can be used to take samples from various
habitats. The net is moved over plant or bottom
surfaces to loosen and sweep up individual
organisms. Sampling of this sort, where there is no
need or attempt to determine population numbers is
called qualitative sampling.
D-Frame Aquatic Dip Net
Designed for sweeping over light weeds or for use
in shallow ponds or streams. Net ring is made of
rust-resistant stainless steel and is securely
attached to the hardwood handle with a superior
handle attachment system. It is constructed of a
900µm or 500µm mesh nylon net bag reinforced with
heavy muslin and an internal rope at the edge.
Mouth Size: 300 mm (12" x 14"); Depth: 560 mm
Handle: 1 1/4" x 52" ; EPA approved for RBA
604-099 D-Frame Aquatic Dip Net µ900 8 lbs.
604-100 D-Frame Aquatic Dip Net µ500 8 lbs.
Triangle Aquatic Dip Net
The triangle aquatic dip net is designed to take
samples in heavy weeds and is heavy enough to stand
up under the most demanding conditions. Ring is made
of rust-resistant stainless steel with heavy muslin
and rope reinforcement at the net ring. Heavy muslin
also protects the sides and edges from snags and
wear. Tough multifilament nylon netting is 900µm or
Mouth Size: 300 mm (12" x 12" x 12"); Depth: 255
Handle: 1 1/4" x 52" ; EPA approved for the RBA
604-106 Triangle Aquatic Dip Net µ900 8 lbs.
604-107 Triangle Aquatic Dip Net µ500 8 lbs.
Rectangular stainless steel net ring and wear
resistant net construction are designed to pick up
bottom dwelling specimens over a wide area. The
hardwood handle unscrews into two pieces for greater
versatility. Bag is constructed of 900 or 500 µm
mesh with heavy muslin reinforced sides and ring
edges for added strength.
Bag depth: 10" ; Frame: 18" x 10" ; Handle is two
pieces and is 1 1/4" x 60"; EPA approved for RBA
604-113 Bottom Aquatic Dip Net µ900 10 lbs.
604-114 Bottom Aquatic Dip Net µ500 10 lbs.
The HatchMatch is a two-compartment seine,
perfect for quick and easy checks of stream water
quality and insect life.
Collapsible and lightweight, the HatchMatch
measures 10 inches wide and 16 inches high and in
its carrying bag weighs approximately 1.2 pounds. It
can be comfortably transported in a field vest.
placed in a stream to a depth of 12 inches to 14
inches, its upper compartment collects insects on
the water surface and from the upper few inches of
stream flow while the lower compartment samples
insects from deeper depths and stream bottom.
Color of the seine provides for high visibility
when examining insects and the mesh allows rapid
flushing of debris and insects from the seine when
sampling is complete. Fabric components are
constructed of mildew-resistant materials and the
frame is molded plastics.
604-205 HatchMatch 1 lb.