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Best visual aid for insect monitoring

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by oqueoque, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,174

    I need to get a new hand lens (or magnifier or head mounted lens) for identifying insects. What has anyone found that works well for them & what to avoid? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,174

    Thanks, I have the 10X & 15X and was looking for something different. The thing I didn't like about them is that, the diameter of the lens is only a 1/2". I think the gemplers 20x is the same diameter. I went ahead & bought one that is 1.25" in diameter( bigger than a quarter) & the old sherlock holmes style one. These two: Donegan Optical Triple Lens Folding Pocket ... & http://www.amazon.com/Rosallini-Rosewood-Wooden-Magnifier-Magnifying/dp/tech-data/B009PLNPM0
     

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