Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
The Insects and Arachnids of Canada: Part 1, Collecting, Preparing and Preserving Insects, Mites and Spiders
By J.E.H. Martin
Biosystematics Research Institute, Agriculture Canada, 1977
ISBN: 0660016508
Cite: 44336 with citation markup [cite:44336]
A guide to collection and preservation techniques for terrestrial arthropods.
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Berlese funnel
It has a good description of a Berlese funnel.

This is an excellent resource
This is an excellent resource for all sorts of collecting methods and devices.

Now available as a free download -

lots of other good books there too!

Yes indeed -
I downloaded all three volumes of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera last night! :)