Friday, October 5, 2012

About the BioQuip ad....

There is little that one gets for free these days, and indeed I could not continue to produce my blogs without help from various individual and corporate benefactors. While my readers probably like the fact there is minimal advertising on this website, financial realities demand that I seek additional advertisers. I have high standards, however, and will not endorse any product or service that I do not believe in, and/or have not personally worked with. That is why I am proud to have the BioQuip button on my page.

BioQuip is the leading provider of entomology equipment, books, educational materials in the U.S., if not also abroad. Recently, they expanded their offerings to include both living and preserved specimens of insects and arachnids.

BioQuip was founded in 1947 by Richard P. Fall and his wife Louise. Sadly, Richard passed away in October of 2000. Louise continues to run the company today, aided by their two sons, Chris and Ken. You can meet them and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the company in this two-minute YouTube video.

Their current headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California include a retail store on the premises, as shown in the image above. I highly recommend BioQuip for quality scientific merchandise and specimens. Consider them as a one-stop shopping gift center for the entomologist on your holiday list. You will not be disappointed. Please visit the online catalogs at and (formerly Combined Scientific), or simply click on the ad to the right in this blog.

BioQuip Bugs at the 2011 Los Angeles "Bug Fair"

Meanwhile, if your own enterprise promotes an appreciation of arthropods through photography, writing, graphic arts, or even organic insect pest control, please consider my blog as a potential avenue for advertising your business. Rates are negotiable. Thank you.

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