A comprehensive kit with everything you need (just add water!) to get started with pinning and mounting your own insect specimens.
Suitable for total beginners with no experience our kit comes with a full set of illustrated instructions and contact info so you can ask us for any advice or help you might need.
Your kit will come with the choice of two random butterflies OR one pipilio OR one Purple swallowtail OR one Atlas Moth - the biggest moth in the world, for you to practice on, but can be used again and again! You can also select the "two extra butterflies" option which is just papered butterflies without the kit or "one atlas moth" option for just a single atlas moth - you may want to add these to your purchase of a kit or you may want to purchase these if you already have supplies for pinning.
You can also purchase an empty box frame if you choose to mount your finished specimen. You can find the frames here - http://deadprettytaxidermy.bigcartel.com/product/box-frames-for-specimen-mounting
Your kit will include:
One pinning board with three trenches of various sizes to suit different insects
Various sized strips of pinning paper to hold wings in place
A bag of pins
A rehydrations container
Your moth/butterfly specimens
A full set of instructions
As we are a green business and try to have as little environmental impact as possible we send instruction via email, if you'd prefer a printed copy just let us know in the notes section of your order!