This list is provided in the hope that it will be useful, but without any recommendation or guarantee. We try to keep it as up-to-date as we can, but inevitably things change: apologies if anything is out of date, or if there are errors. We would be grateful to be told of any errors, and for suggestions about suppliers that might usefully be added to the list.
Alana Ecology Ltd., New Street, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire SY9 5DQ, UK.
Good general range of field equipment; includes petri dishes, ziplock bags, fine tweezers; reasonable prices for small numbers.
The Bag’N Box Man Ltd., Unit 1, West Street, Shutford, Banbury, OX15 6PH. Tel: 01295 788 522.
Card boxes and boxes with transparent PVC lids.
Microslides, picking trays, slide cabinets, picking brushes.
Brunel Microscopes Ltd
, Unit 12, Enterprise Centre, Bumpers Way, Bumpers Industrial Estate, Chippenham, Wilts SNI4 6QA, UK. Tel: 01249 462 655. http://www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk/
New and used microscopes, photomicrography, slides and cavity slides.
, 2321 Gladwick Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220, USA. Tel: 0011 310 667 8800. http://www.bioquip.com/
Featherweight flexible stainless steel forceps
General lab supplies; wide range of tubes and vials.
sell Lockertex plastic mesh.
Davcaps Ltd. The Orchard Business Centre, Stoke Orchard, Cheltenham, GL52 7RZ, UK. Tel: 01242 233 475.
EFE & GB Nets
, PO Box 1, BODMIN, Cornwall, PL13 1JY, UK. Tel: 01208 873 945. firstname.lastname@example.org
Range of plastic sieves.
Brass and stainless steel sieves; good but expensive.
Fisher Scientific UK
, Sales Department, Bishops Meadow Road, Loughborough, Leics LEl 1 5RG, UK. Tel: 01509 231 166. http://www.fisher.co.uk/
Wide range of equipment; website not very helpful if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for; will send catalogues (also Griffin Educational) available on request; minimum order £50.
Gard Plasticases Ltd.
, The Arnold Business Park, Branbridges Rd., East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 5LG, UK. Tel: 01622 871 887. email@example.com
Geo Supplies Ltd.
49 Station Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2XE, UK. Tel: 0114 245 5746. range of geological equipment. http://www.geosupplies.co.uk/
Sieves; also lenses and bags.
Large independent suppliers of microscopes, including stereo-binocular microscopes, lighting etc - provide advice and demonstrations
D. J. & D Henshaw
, 34 Rounton Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3AR, UK. Tel: 01992 717 663. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mainly entomological supplies: fine forceps, small display boxes and tubes etc.
Henleys Medical Supplies Ltd.
, Brownfields, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1AN, UK. Tel: 01707 333 164. www.henleysmed.com
Plastic tubs, boxes and tubes. More expensive, limited range, but available in smaller quantities (boxes singly).
Specialist suppliers of mesh:
Clear plastic boxes, wide range
Entomological equipment including pins, pin vices and tweezers.
Meiji Techno UK Ltd.
, Hillside, Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2AN, UK. Tel 01934 733 655. www.meijitechno.co.uk
Wide range of polythene bags, including self-sealing. Minimum order 1,000 of any one size.
Conservation suppliers: wide range of storage equipment, magnifiers etc.; not cheap.
Plastic boxes, sturdy, medium to large sizes; archival, reasonably priced; direct web order, will accept small orders.
Plastic boxes: very wide range.
General range of laboratory equipment, including glass and plastic tubes, forceps, brushes. No minimum order.
Good quality stainless steel sieves at lower prices than Endecotts, including half as well as full height versions. Half height versions are easier to store pack and carry in the field.
Card boxes and trays; plastic boxes. Won’t take small orders.
Value Healthcare, Unit 3, Woodbourne Business centre, Jessell Street, Sheffield, S9 3HY
Watchtool, TWGC.com Ltd., Colne Valley View, 1a The Ridgeways, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5NP, UK. Tel: 0844 800 7253.
Dumont and other fine steel tweezers.
Very wide range of biological equipment.