Pinned Specimen Manipulator




Rose Entomology’s pinned specimen manipulator is for the viewing of pinned insect specimens with a dissecting microscope. The specimen stays in a central viewing area, maintaining relative focus while twisted and turned to view all sides..

Precision-machined from solid brass bar stock then nickel-plated for durability. All hardware and knobs are made from solid stainless-steel bar stock for resistance to corrosion. The bearings are hand lapped for smooth, easy rotation. The combination of materials, design, and craftsmanship allows the use of high magnification with no vibration of specimen..

Features include:

  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • User replaceable plastazote foam pinning plug
  • Thumb wheel adjustable drag tension to keep the swinging arm from
    falling to the center
  • Heavy, surface ground, flat base for no rocking on microscope
  • Made in the USA

The Pinning Plug Replacement Kit (ppk) contains instructions and 15 plastazote plugs. Due to shipping restrictions I can no longer ship rubber cement with the pinning plug replacement kit. You will have to purchase the rubber cement separately from your hardware or stationary store. I use “Elmer’s rubber cement” but any brand will do.

Additional information



SKUDescription Options Price

Pinned Specimen Manipulator

Specimen Manipulator $219.50

Pinning Plug Replacement Kit

Plug Replacement Kit $20.00