Limnological ‘Apstein’ Plankton Net

Limnological standard plankton nets for vertical operations

The Plankton Nets acc. to Apstein, used in limnological investigations, are manufactured in various shapes and sizes. The basic versions, intended for qualitative collections, comprise a stainless steel ring to which a conical net bag is attached. For easy retrieval the sample is concentrated inside a removable net bucket with sieve gauze covered side window. The standard mesh size of the Plankton Nets acc. to Apstein is 55 micron, which is used for the collection of phytoplankton.


For collection of zooplankton the nets are available with a mesh size of 335 µm. For special requirements select mesh sizes between 55 and 780 µm (Mesh sizes below 55 µm are available at extra charge).


Product Code Net Bag LengthDia. of netDia. of apertureCowl height Closing mechanism
438 00150 cm25 cm25 cmN/ANONE
438 030100 cm40 cm40 cmN/ANONE
438 01050 cm25 cm10 cm13 cmNONE
438 02050 cm25 cm10 cm13 cmYES
438 040100 cm40 cm17 cm20 cmNONE
438 050100 cm40 cm17 cm20 cmYES


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