Sweep nets, as the name suggests, are for collecting insects by sweeping the net through long grass. The five sided aluminium frame has a wide flat front which flicks the insects back in to the net area. The net is a fine, lightweight but strong,white polytester mesh. The net bag is deep and curves backwards at the bottom so that insects cannot easily jump or fly back out.
When used in the late summer months, the catch rates can be quite phenomenal.
Excellent educational tool.
Handle: 310 mm long.
Large frame diameter: 480 mm
Small frame diameter: 280 mm
Width of front bar: 250mm
From front to back of frame: 280mm
Handle Length: 310mm
Depth of bag: 500mm
Handle: Aluminium with plastic hand grip
Bag: Fine white polyester with nylon header
Sweep netting is an excellent educational activity for schools & study centres. Use in conjunction with bug viewers to make a study of what you have caught.
These nets are also strong enough for professional entomology use. The flat front bar is much more effective for collecting insects than a round net. In long grass, slowy walk forwards with the net perpendicular to your body and make a figure of 8 sweep with the net approx 100-150 mm below the grass tips. Alternatively, make sweeps from the left, then turn the net and sweep to the right, whilst you are moving steadily forward.
To retain the catch, lift the net horizontally, shake, then turn the handle through 45 degrees so the net bag folds down to one side.
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