General Product Information
Made of durable hard wood slats, each Plant Press Velcro is an ideal tool for any herbarium and allows high-quality preservation of entire plants by flattening and drying field samples for storage and later identification. Plant specimens are set between layers of driers (blotting-paper) and ventilators (corrugated cardboard) to allow for proper drying, prevent decay, and increases color retention. Take care to place specimens in an orientation that allows for optimal viewing. If specimens are particularly delicate, this can be accomplished with the help of forceps. The wooden frame is then tightened around the layers of paper, specimens, and cardboard with adjustable straps that provide pressure. This particular press uses velcro straps.
The Ecology Supplies Plant Press is great for use in field, lab or classroom.