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General Laboratory Supplies

Arachne Ecology Ltd., Paul Lee, Little Orchard, Capel Road, Bentley, Ipswich. IP9 2DW, tel: 01473 311814, mobile: 07545 230367, e-mail: arachne2222@aol.com
Price list on application. Polypropylene specimen tubes; entomological and arachnological supplies including glass blocks, forceps, and pin vices.
Atom Scientific Ltd., Unit 2B, East Tame Business Park, Wrexcine Way, Hyde, Cheshire. SK14 4GX, website: atomscientific.com
Cheap source of 70% Industrial Denatured Alcohol.
Blades Biological Ltd., Cowden, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7DX, tel: 01342 850242, website: www.blades-bio.co.uk
Terraria, other tanks, live fruitfly cultures and instant fly medium.
Camlab Ltd., Norman Way Industrial Estate, Over, Cambridge. CB24 5WE, tel: 01954 233110, website: www.camlab.co.uk
Plastic storage boxes (e.g. 100-slot tube box, product number RTP/72400-N, £7 each, takes tubes up to 12 mm in diameter).
Fisher Scientific UK Ltd., Bishop Meadow Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 5RG, tel: 01509 555500, website: www.fisher.co.uk
Dissection instruments, glass blocks, glass & plastic specimen tubes, ethanol and other laboratory chemicals, Petri dishes, wash bottles, etc. Catalogues only available to business addresses.
L. Slaughter Ltd., 11-12, Upminster Trading Park, Warley Street, Upminster, Essex. RM14 3PJ, tel: 01708 227140, website: www.slaughter.co.uk/page5357/home.aspx
Dissecting instruments, glass and plastic specimen tubes, Petri dishes, wash bottles, ethanol and other laboratory chemicals; online catalogue.
Lab3 Ltd., 1, Dragon Court, Crofts End Road, St George, Bristol. BS5 7XX, tel: 01179 354455, website: www.lab3.co.uk
Supply plastic containers and Petri dishes, also Meiji microscopes (see under Microscopy).
Mackay & Lynn Ltd., 18/7, Dryden Road, Bilston Glen, Loanhead. EH20 9LZ, tel: 0131 448 0819, website: www.mackayandlynn.co.uk/shop
Dissection instruments, glass & plastic specimen tubes, hand lenses, ethanol and other laboratory chemicals.
Murray & Co. Ltd., Holborn House, Old Woking, Surrey. GU22 9LB, tel: 01483 740099, website: www.smurray.co.uk
Glass vials 35x22ml (code: T103/V1); push-on plastic caps (code: T003/C1).
Philip Harris Education, Hyde Buildings, Ashton Road, Hyde, Cheshire. SK14 4SH, tel: 08451 204520, website: www.philipharris.co.uk
Catalogues only available to educational establishments.
Sarstedt Ltd., 68, Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester. LE4 1AW, tel: 01162 359023, website: www.sarstedt.com/php/main.php
Specialise in the supply of high-quality polypropylene sample and specimen tubes suitable for storing arachnids and other invertebrates in alcohol.
Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd., Carlton House, Livingstone Road, Bilston, West Midlands. WV14 0QZ, tel: 01902 402402, website: www.scichem.net
Dissection instruments, glass & plastic specimen tubes, hydrometers, ethanol and other laboratory chemicals, Petri dishes, wash bottles, etc.
Scilabware Ltd., Unit 4, Riverside 2, Campbell Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. ST4 4RJ, tel: 01782 940413, website: www.scilabware.com
Suppliers of the Bibby-Sterilin line of laboratory equipment, particularly disposable plastic specimen tubes and Petri dishes.
Sigma-Aldrich Co. Ltd., The Old Brickyard, New Road, Gillingham, Dorset. SP8 4XT, tel: 01747 833000, website: www.sigmaaldrich.com
Dissection instruments, glass beads (ballotini), plastic specimen tubes, ethanol and other laboratory chemicals, Petri dishes, wash bottles, etc.
Solmedia Ltd., Mercian Close, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY3 9EA, tel: 08448 08 0900, website: solmedialtd.com
Ethanol and other laboratory chemicals.
Tecklab Ltd., Unit 15, Miners Road, Llay Industrial Estate, Wrexham. LL12 0PJ, tel: 01978 853 555, website: www.techlabltd.co.uk/sales
Suppliers of plastic and glass test tubes and other laboratory equipment.

Entomological Supplies

Anglian Lepidopterist Supplies, Station Road, Hindolveston, Norfolk. NR20 5DE, tel: 01263 862068, website: angleps.com
Nets, chemicals, microscopes.
B & S Entomological Services, 37, Derrycarne Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh. BT62 1PT, tel: 07760 388463, website: www.entomology.org.uk
Suppliers of the Marris House range of entomological nets.
D. J. & D. Henshaw, 34, Rounton Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex. EN9 3AR, tel: 01992 717663, e-mail: djhagro@aol.com
Specimen bottles and tubes, microscope accessories.
EFE & GB Nets, P.O. Box 1, Bodmin, Cornwall. PL31 1YJ, tel: 01208 873945, website: www.efe-uk.com
Sweep nets, entomological nets, hand lenses, plastic aquaria.
NHBS Ltd., 2-3, Wills Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5XN, tel: 01803 865913, website: www.nhbs.com
Wide range of entomological supplies (as formerly stocked by Alana Ecology).
Watkins & Doncaster, PO Box 114, Leominster. HR6 6BS, tel: 03338 003133, website: www.watdon.co.uk
Specialise in the manufacture and supply of equipment for the collecting, storing, and observing of insect life, including sweep nets, beating trays, pooters, microscopical accessories, and specimen tubes.

Microscopes & Microscopy

Brunel Microscopes Ltd., Unit 2, Vincients Road, Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, Chippenham, Wiltshire. SN14 6NQ, tel: 01249 462655, website: www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk
Carl Zeiss Ltd., 509, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge. CB1 3JS, tel: 01223 401500, website: microscopy/en_gb/home.html www.zeiss.co.uk/ microscopy/en_gb/home.html
GX Microscopes, Division of GT Vision Ltd., Hazel Stub Depot, Camps Road, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 9AF, tel: 01440 714737, website: www.gxmicroscopes.com
Lakeland Microscopes, Kynance, Charney Well Lane, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria. LA11 6DB, tel: 01539 534737, website: www.lakeland-microscopes.co.uk
Leica Microsystems UK Ltd., Larch House, Woodlands Business Park, Breckland, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6FG, tel: 0800 2982344, website: www.leica-microsystems.com
Meiji Techno UK Ltd., The Vinyard, Axbridge, Somerset. BS26 2AN, tel: 01934 733655, website: www.meijitechno.co.uk
Metascientific Ltd., 3, Aldgate Close, Potton, Bedfordshire. SG19 2RU, tel: 01767 260295, website: www.metascientific.com
Microscopes Plus Ltd., PO Box 3378, Barnet, Herts. EN5 9BL, tel: 03334 441950, website: www.microscopesplus.co.uk
Nikon Instruments, Nikon House, 380, Richmond Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. KT2 5PR, tel: 02082 471717, website: www.nikoninstruments.com/en_GB
Olympus KeyMed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Lt, KeyMed House, Stock Road, Southend- on-Sea, Essex. SS2 5QH, tel: 01702 616333, website: www.olympus.co.uk/microscopy/en/microscopy/startpage_misd.jsp
One Stop Nature Stop, 9, Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk. PE31 8FB, tel: 01485 211223, website: www.onestopnature.co.uk
Suppliers of microscopes and microscope photography systems.
Stockport Binocular & Telescope Centre, Mercian Way, Edgeley, Stockport, Cheshire. SK3 9DF, tel: 01614 298002, website: www.telescopes-binoculars.co.uk

Book Sellers

Abebooks, USA, website: www.abebooks.co.uk
This is a web site that searches the stock lists of over 13,000 booksellers worldwide for the item you require. Once found, you are directed to the bookseller's web site through which you can purchase the book. A very useful resource when searching for difficult-to-find books or scientific articles.
C. Arden, The Flat, Cranbourne House, The Pavement, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR3 5BU, tel: 01497 820471, website: www.ardenbooks.co.uk
New and second-hand books on natural history; also buy books and will do book searches.
NHBS Ltd., 2-3, Wills Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5XN, tel: 01803 865913, website: www.nhbs.com
Probably one of the largest stockists of new natural history books in Britain.
Pemberley Books, 18, Bathurst Walk, Iver, Bucks. SL0 9AZ, tel: 01753 631114, website: www.pembooks.demon.co.uk
Specialises in new and second hand books in entomology and arachnology.


Members requiring books or journals bound generally seek a binder in their local area. A very useful list of names and addresses is provided by The Society of Bookbinders at:

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