Small-Life Supplies manufacture olfactometers for insects, clip cages for aphids, bee cages, aphid cages and fly cages for laboratory insect research

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Bee Study Cages
Bee Study Cage
Bee Study Cage
Bee Study Cages
Specification:
Height 6.5cm, 2½".

Width 8.5cm, 3¼".
Depth 4.5cm, 1¾".


10mm and 16mm diameter feeding holes on roof.

2mm ventilation holes on raised floor.

Sterilise in autoclave
Stainless steel
Removable glass panels (with smoothed edges that are safe to touch)

Precision made in the UK
Successful track record, been in production for 15 years!


The industry standard cage used for honeybee research. Precision manufactured in the UK, these stainless steel cages and glass panels are supplied in packs of fifteen (minimum order four packs).
To request a Quotation, please contact us with:

º Quantity required (for example 60, 75, 90, 105 etc)
º Delivery postcode

Bee Study Cages are made to order, manufacturing is in the UK.
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Where can I buy quality insect olfactometers? Small-Life Supplies manufacture 4-arm insect olfactometers. These are precision made in the UK. Use these olfactometers for testing odour preferences, for example in parasitoid wasp, Cotesia kariyai.

Do you know any Clip cage suppliers? I need framed with long clip.
Clip cages are manufactured by Small-Life Supplies in the UK. They have compressible frames and long clips and are the ideal experimental tool for confining small insects to leaves when aiming to study their behaviour and/or other biological parameters.

Olfactometers for Insects

Insect olfactometer assembled
Olfactometer for insects
Precision made in the UK
Effective design to measure olfactory responses

Designed to be dismantled and reassembled


Use this insect olfactometer to study olfactory responses. Four arms radiate from the central chamber connecting it to the outer chambers. The arms are a push fit. All chambers have a solid base and open top.


Specification: The four-arm insect olfactometer is manufactured from rigid crystal clear plastic. Each chamber is 10cm high x 8cm diameter. Each connecting arm is 12cm long. The apparatus can be washed in cold water after use. An assembly instruction leaflet is included.
Assembling the insect olfactometer
Assembling the insect olfactometer
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º Quantity required (Minimum Order Quantity is 4)
º Delivery postcode

Olfactometers are made to order, manufacturing is in the UK.
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Clip Cages

Clip Cages
Clip Cages
Economical
Ideal for aphids and whiteflies fieldwork
Made in the UK


Use Clip Cages to study aphids and whiteflies on plants. The three point fixing system ensures a tight fit over the leaf, and minimises aphid escape. The compressible grey foam minimises damage to the structure of the leaf. The clear plastic cylinders enable light transmission and easy observation of the aphids. The fabric mesh attached to these viewing areas allows for sufficient ventilation.

The top and bottom of the Clip Cage are identical, allowing for simultaneous observation of aphids both under the leaf and on top of the leaf. When the field trial is completed, each Clip Cage should be carefully cleaned in cold water, ideally under a running tap, and left to air dry overnight.

Specification: The clear viewing cylinders are 2cm diameter and 1cm high. Fine mesh is glued across the outer tops of these for ventilation. The compressible grey foam has outer diameter of 4.5cm. The three point fixing system ensures a tight fit over the leaf, and minimises aphid escape.

Clip Cage in use
Clip Cage in use
Clip Cage showing 3 point fixing system
Clip Cage showing 3 point fixing system
To request a Quotation, please contact us with:

º Quantity required (Minimum Order Quantity is 25)
º Delivery postcode

Clip Cages are made to order, manufacturing is in the UK.
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Insect cages with netting sleeve access

Insect cage with netting sleeve access
Insect cage with netting sleeve access
Precision made in the UK
Netting sleeve access so ideal for small flying insects

Netting sleeve is long and so is easy to tie into a knot Netting sleeve is long and so is easy to tie into a knot


Use these cages if you are housing small flying insects. You can reach into the cage through the long netting sleeve, thereby minimising the oppportunity for insects to fly out!

This cage is manufactured from rigid crystal clear plastic. The top and back panels are mesh, to facilitate optimum ventilation.

The two circular plugs on either side are removable to assist in easy cleaning of the cage when the research project has ended.

Specification: Different sizes are available. The example featured in the photographs is 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. The cage can be washed in cold water after use.
Long netting sleeve tied into a knot
Long netting sleeve tied into a knot
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º Quantity required (Minimum Order Quantity is 2)
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Insect cages with netting sleeve access are made to order, manufacturing is in the UK.
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ELC insect cages - modified to your needs
Access flap on lid of ELC cage
Access flap on lid of ELC cage
Economical
Fast supply

Netting sleeve is long and so is easy to tie into a knot Made in the UK


Our standard ELC insect cages are being used in laboratories nationwide. For full details on the standard ELC cage see ELC insect cage

We can also modify the standard design of the ELC cage to meet your specific requirements. This can be a very cost effective way to get the cage design that you require. And this process is usually quick too!

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Previous modifications include :

º adding a small access flap on the lid, very useful when quick but restricted access is needed.


º reinforcing the floor of ELC cage. The reinforced strengthened floor does not flex under load. This means that you can place a potted plant on the floor and there will be no gap between the walls and base because the floor remains rigid and flat. This design is being used to house bees with potted plants. The ELC cage is large enough for the bees to fly around and forage on the potted plants.

º inserting a central partition in the ELC cage, so the interior is divided into two compartments.

º reducing the height of the cage. The standard height of the ELC cage is 51cm but we can supply shorter versions. The 36.5cm width and 27.5cm depth dimensions are unchanged.


Specification of standard ELC cage:
Height 51cm, 20".
Width 36.5cm, 14½".
Depth 27.5cm, 10¾".
Weight 2.3kg.

Material: plastic.
Made in the UK.
Reinforced floor of ELC cage
Reinforced floor of ELC cage
Central partitions in ELC cages
Central partitions in ELC cages"
To request a Quotation, please contact us with:

º Quantity required (Minimum Order Quantity is 2)
º Modification required
º Delivery postcode

Modified ELC insect cages are made to order, manufacturing is in the UK.
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Bespoke Products for insects

Send us a sketch or photograph of the insect equipment you require, with dimensions and quantity needed.
We are happy to discuss your project further with you, free of charge.
We can advise on the most suitable materials to use, for example : stainless steel, galvanised steel, aluminium, glass, polycarbonate, perspex (acrylic), PVC.
All our insect cages are precision made in the UK.
Contact: les@small-life.co.uk


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Galvanised Steel Aphid Cage Insect Olfactometer Tall weed cage
Bespoke insect cage with netting sleeve access Fly Cage - small

Row of small Fly Cages
Wasp cage Extra-wide cage

Quotation Please email les@small-life.co.uk with your requirements.
For more assistance, please phone Small-Life Supplies on 01733 913480.

VAT The Small-Life Supplies VAT number is GB 473 5005 60.

Delivery Please note that we deliver to addresses within mainland United Kingdom only, but there is a surcharge to these Scottish postcodes: AB, DD, IV, KW, PA, PH. We shall let you know by email when the delivery day will be.

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