An Inexpensive Device for Pulling Glass Microneedles for Injection of Small Arthropods
Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Hand-drawn fine-tipped glass needles have been used in this laboratory for several years to inject virus preparations into small insects such as leafhoppers and aphids. A certain amount of skill is involved in making these needles, and, in the hands of the inexperienced worker, the number of acceptable units per work period is sometimes discouragingly small.
Roberts, D.W. and R.R. Granados. 1968. An inexpensive device for pulling glass microneedlse for injection of small arthropods. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 61: 1042-1043.