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Mouth Aspirators

The Mouth Aspirators (Models 412, 612, and 613) are used for aspirating mosquitoes and sandflies in the lab and field. The Model 612 includes a 0.3-micron HEPA filter with screen to stop insect particles from entering the mouth.  The Model 613 allows you to move insects from A to B without the possibility of escape.

Model 412 Mouth Aspirator

The Model 412 Mouth Aspirator

Highlights

  • Easily aspirate mosquitoes and sandflies in the lab & field.
  • Model 612 comes with a 0.3-micron HEPA filter.
  • Registered as a National Stock Number.
  • The clearly visible built-in screen collects the insects.

Standard Mouth Aspirator (Model 412)

The Standard Mouth Aspirator Model 412 features a 12 inch long tube made of 0.5″ OD polycarbonate plastic which is much stronger than acrylic and less fragile than glass. The tubing is made of natural latex rubber and comes with a polycarbonate mouthpiece.

The screen at the base of the 12 inch tube collects the insects and is placed sufficiently forward on the tubing so you can easily see what has been collected. The screen is supported by a machined insert which allows the screen to be replaceable.

The Standard Mouth Aspirator Model 412 comes complete with:

  • Mouth Aspirator with 12 inch polycarbonate plastic tube
  • Collection Screen
  • Latex Rubber Tubing
  • Polycarbonate Mouthpiece

Mouth Aspirator with HEPA Filter (Model 612)

Mouth Aspirator with HEPA Filter

Model 612 Mouth Aspirator with HEPA filter.

The Model 612 is identical with the Model 412 above with the exception of the 0.3-micron HEPA filter attached via a threaded brass insert on the filter to the base of the 12 inch long tube. The HEPA filter is assembled with spin welding and without solvents and is suitable for medical applications.

The screen forward of the HEPA filter stops the insects from entering the filter. The screen is sufficiently forward of the filter so you can easily see what has been collected.

The Mouth Aspirator with HEPA Filter Model 612 comes complete with:

  • Mouth Aspirator with 12 inch polycarbonate plastic tube
  • HEPA Filter rated at 0.3-microns
  • Collection Screen
  • Latex Rubber Tubing
  • Polycarbonate Mouthpiece

Glunt Two-Way Aspirator for Mosquitoes with Pathogens (Model 613)

Model 613 Glunt Two-Way Aspirator for Mosquitoes with Pathogens

Model 613 Glunt Two-Way Aspirator for Mosquitoes with Pathogens

The Glunt Two-Way Aspirator for Mosquitoes with Pathogens (Model 613) allows you to move insects from A to B without the possibility of escape. Designed with the manipulation of pathogen-infected mosquitoes in mind, it requires only small modifications to your cages or containers, rather than a glove-box set up. Unit supplied with two stoppers.

While a post-doctoral researcher at Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) Dr. Katey Glunt very cleverly developed this aspirator to move falciparum-positive anophelines from the cup where they had been given an infectious blood meal several days earlier (A) to an arena (B) where their behavior would be observed.

Model 613 Schematic

The Glunt Two-Way Aspirator for Mosquitoes with Pathogens Model 613 comes complete with:

  • Two-Way Mouth Aspirator with polycarbonate plastic tube
  • HEPA Filter rated at 0.3-microns
  • Latex Rubber Tubing
  • Polycarbonate Mouthpiece
  • Two stoppers

 

National Stock Number (NSN)

NSN Description
3740-01-474-7402 Oral Aspirator w/o Respiratory Protection (Model 412)
3740-01-454-2256 Oral Aspirator with HEPA Filter (Model 612)

For a list of all John W. Hock Company products registered with a National Stock Number, click here.