We have used the Rose Entomology sorting trays for years, they are great.  Now sold by Bioquip apparently, as sadly John Rose has passed away:


Big petri dishes probably still work better for really big stuff, but for little things (which are the best anyway), these trays are superb.  The ridges are just right for sorting under a dissecting scope.

Jim Woolley
Professor Emeritus
Department of Entomology
Heep Center MS 2475
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2475

(979) 845-9349 office
(979) 845-3699 lab

On May 2, 2018, at 9:59 AM, Michael Wall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Since we are on the topic of glassware. Anyone have some favorite containers for sorting Malaise trap samples? We have been using deep large plastic Petri dishes for ages but they have gotten old and are cracking. We generally sort into muli-cell culture plates. Any tips and tricks appreciated. 


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