Specimen & Insect Display Boxes & Cements

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Lakeside™ Brand Specimen Boxes, Exhibit Cases, Display and Insect Boxes – sturdy boxes and cases of various materials for the display of specimens.

Our Specimen Mounts-Riker Boxes are made of heavy telescoping box construction with glass tops. The boxes are covered with black embossed paper and filled with white polyester batting. The display area is of 3/4" depth and are commonly used for mounting butterflies, insects, shells and botanical specimens.

Our Exhibit Cases are sturdy, glass-topped boxes, covered with black, embossed paper and lined white. Each cases measures approximately 2-1/4" deep on the outside and has a 3/8" pinning board covered with white etha foam to form a 1-1/2" interior depth. Each Exhibit Case may be outfitted with art cards or compartmentalized.

Our Display Mounts feature are similar in design to specimen mounts, but have either a 3/8" thick pinning board bottom or are filled with white padding. These are commonly used for the display of small skeletons, botanical specimens or insects.

Below you will find an overview of our stock items and descriptions.

Lakeside™ Brand Specimen Boxes & Display Mounts

Stock Number
Available Sizes
Riker Boxes

2-1/2" x 3"

4" x 5"

5" x 6"

6-1/2" x 8-1/2"

8" x 12"

8" x 14-1/2"

12" x 16"

14" x 21"

Display Cases

8" x 12" plain

8" x 12" pinning

8" x 12" padding

Lakeside™ Brand Exhibit Cases

Stock Number
Available Sizes
Exhibit Cases

8" x 12"

12" x 16"

14" x 21"

Other Related Items

Stock Number
Standard Insect Boxes

A quality storage box of heavy cardboard, covered in black embossed paper with a white lining. The cover has nickel-plated hinges and overlaps neck for specimen protection. Includes 3/8" pinning board covered with white etha foam. The outside dimensions are 10" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" and the inside depth is 1-7/8".


Used to contain fumigant for the protection of specimens from humidity and contamination. Used in display mounts, exhibit cases and insect boxes.

Lakeside™ Brand Bar & Cake Mounting Cements – colorless, insoluble, non-toxic.

  • Colorless in thin films
  • Refractory index of 1.54
  • No apparent polymerization with age
  • Insoluble in mineral oils in any concentration.
  • Fully thermoplastic - melts quickly at temperatures above 80oC (176oF)
  • Requires no baking
  • Chills quickly at room temperature to a solid state
  • Non-toxic and low-odor
  • Can be sawn, drilled, ground or sanded.
  • Affords a firm bind with vitreous or polished metal surfaces.

Below you will find an overview of our stock items and descriptions.

Stock Number
Plastic Point
Flow Point

Thermoplastic Cement: Bar form

80o C / 176o F

140o C / 285o F


Low Heat Temporary Cement: Bar Form

50o C / 125o F

70o C / 185o F


High Bonding Thermoplastic Cement: Cake Form

60o C / 144o F

100o C / 212o F