Safe and Humane Animal Capture Equipment and Supplies

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Suspensions

Anytime an animal is netted, there is the possibility of a very valuable, priceless animal being traumatized, seriously injured, or killed during the process. Many exotic species are susceptible to handling problems for numerous reasons (i.e. temperament, speed, agility, strength, frailty, etc.). We know that it is necessary sometimes to capture these animals (so you can vaccinate or treat an illness). Nets and suspension products are the right equipment to do the job quickly - to reduce stress - and to minimize the chance of injury to the animal and the handler.

Nets

Our nets are designed to be safe, light, strong, and versatile. We have adopted a modular style net system to allow you, our customer, to design the net system you need for your application. Every net is built to give you long lasting wear (within the limits we explain with each modular part).

We offer a very wide selection to choose from, but we can customize to your specifications. We have three different suspension types, in five rod sizes. We have five mesh materials to choose from, in four colors. We have three types of handles in differing lengths. We have hollow double shafted fiberglass handles and extension handles.

We sew our nets with heavy thread that will stretch with the net material. The thread we use is rated one of the best in the industry. Your seams will not be the weakest link.

We have been listening to your needs. We have added an additional option to pad the suspension to further protect the delicate wings of birds, while maintaining the strength you come to expect with our net systems.

Suspensions

We have three suspension styles to choose from. We offer all suspension styles in all size circumferences. There is no difference in price for the different shaped suspensions of the same size and thickness polycarbonate.

We use strong and flexible Lexan polycarbonate plastic rod to create our suspensions.

We offer these suspensions in a variety of thickness to match your application. Our net suspensions are made of Lexan polycarbonate, has 16000 psi tensile strength and 19000 psi flexural strength.

Choosing Suspension Shapes

Hoop Shape - The traditional net
Hoop Shape ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES

Pentagram Shape - Best shape for cages
Pentagram Shape ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES

Ogive Shape - Best multipurpose net
Ogive Shape ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES

Choosing Suspension Polycarbonate Rod Diameter

We offer these suspensions in a variety of thickness to match your need. Diameter of the polycarbonate rod is chosen based on thickness, so knowing the weight of the animal, choose the corresponding size. The more delicate the animal, choose a smaller rod. The more difficult and strong, or higher the weight of the animal, use a larger rod.

Rod Diameter Weight of Animal
1/4" - extremely flexible 1 - 1.5lb. (0 - 1 Kg)
3/8" - flexible 1 - 5lb. (2.3 - 12 Kg)
1/2" - standard 5 - 25lb. (0 - 2.3 Kg)
5/8" - stiff 20 - 65lb. (11 - 30 Kg)
3/4" - rigid 65 - 100lb. (30 - 50 Kg)

Choosing Suspension Circumference

Choose the circumference size based on the size of the animal you wish to capture. Inside diameter dimensions are given below for our different suspensions. Outside dimensions would be the Inside dimension + (2*rod size)

Hoop
Circumference Width x Height
28" 8.5 x 9.5 inches (21.6 x 24.1 cm)
36" 11 x 13 inches (27.9 x 33.0 cm)
45" 14 x 15 inches (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
56" 18 x 19.5 inches (45.7 x 49.5 cm)
72" 22.5 x 25 inches (57.2 x 63.5 cm)
90" 28 x 30.5 inches (71.1 x 77.5 cm)
115" 34 x 35 inches (86.4 x 88.9 cm)


Ogive
Circumference Width x Height
28" 8 x 9 inches (20.3 x 22.9 cm)
36" 10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
45" 12.5 x 15.5 inches (31.8 x 39.4 cm)
56" 16 x 19 inches (45.7 x 49.5 cm)
72" 20 x 25 inches (57.2 x 63.5 cm)
90" 25 x 31 inches (71.1 x 77.5 cm)
115" 31 x 37 inches (86.4 x 88.9 cm)


Penta
Circumference Width x Height
28" 8.5 x 8.5 inches (21.6 x 21.6 cm)
36" 11 x 10.5 inches (27.9 x 26.7 cm)
45" 14 x 13 inches (35.6 x 33.0 cm)
56" 17 x 16.5 inches (43.2 x 41.9 cm)
72" 21 x 20 inches (53.3 x 50.8 cm)
90" 27 x 27 inches (68.6 x 68.6 cm)
115" 32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm)

Pricing for Nets Replacement Suspensions

Additional or Replacement Suspensions
Rod Diameter Circumference Shape The Circumference Price
1/4"(0.635 cm) Any 28"(71 cm) $32.00
3/8"(0.953 cm) Any 28"(71 cm) $33.00

1/4"(0.635 cm) Any 36"(91 cm) $35.00
3/8"(0.953 cm) Any 36"(91 cm) $42.00
1/2"(1.27 cm) Any 36"(91 cm) $45.00

3/8"(0.953 cm) Any 45"(114 cm) $45.00
1/2"(1.27 cm) Any 45"(114 cm) $50.00

3/8"(0.953 cm) Any 56"(142 cm) $53.00
1/2"(1.27 cm) Any 56"(142 cm) $55.00
5/8"(1.59 cm) Any 56"(142 cm) $60.00
3/4"(1.9 cm) Any 56"(142 cm) $70.00

1/2"(1.27 cm) Any 72"(183 cm) $70.00
5/8"(1.59 cm) Any 72"(183 cm) $80.00
3/4"(1.9 cm) Any 72"(183 cm) $90.00

1/2"(1.59 cm) Any 90"(229 cm) $90.00
5/8"(1.59 cm) Any 90"(229 cm) $105.00
3/4"(1.9 cm) Any 90"(229 cm) $120.00

5/8"(1.59 cm) Any 115"(292 cm) N/A
3/4"(1.9 cm) Any 115"(292 cm) N/A



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