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Ellis-Rutter Stream Sampler

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Theres increasing evidence that surber-type samplers may seriously underestimate the invertebrate standing crops. Its easy to see why - deep water and loose stones can cause loss both above and beneath.

Ellis-Rutter Stream Sampler

Available for the first time from Wildlife Supply, the Ellis-Rutter combines the portability of the surber with the four-sided construction you need to prevent loss of organisms. Its polyfoam base conforms to a variety of substrates under most flow conditions.

Aluminum and stainless steel construction provides a stable platform for maximum manipulation of the substrate. But the proof is in the pudding: in a study from a single riffle in East Branch Perkomen Creek in southeast Pennsylvania, the Ellis-Rutter collected over twice as many organisms and eleven more taxa than the surber!

• Samples a full 0.1 m2 (1.1 ft2) - a larger alternative to the standard surber.
• Easy to carry and clean.
• Net slides out for cleaning.
• Assembles easily in field.
• Polyfoam base conforms to a variety of substrates.
• Stable enough to sample depths of 10 cm or more.
• Nitex® monofilament net available in many mesh sizes.
• Made-to-Order nets available.

Comes with 7.6 cm polyester foam pad in 500 mm mesh. Replacement foam pads and nets available. Design by permission of Robert Ellis and Robert Rutter

Ordering Information
Sampler no longer available
Replacement Nets Only
17-A35 ELLIS-RUTTER 363UM NET ONLY
17-A55 ELLIS-RUTTER 500MU NET ONLY
17-A65 ELLIS-RUTTER 600MU NET ONLY
17-A85 ELLIS-RUTTER 1000MU NET ONLY
17-L10 ELLIS-RUTTER REPL FRONT SCREEN