True Archival Quality Insect Displays


How long will your displays last?
Since we are dealing with a product that is created entirely by nature, no one can say for sure exactly how long they will last. This is a dilemma that even the greatest museums in the world have grappled with for centuries. What we can say is that we do everything that we possibly can to ensure that they will last up to a lifetime. Here are some of the things that are done with every display that we build.

First we only use museum quality glass that is built into the frames as they are assembled.
We only use 99% UV Blocking glass inside of our frames so your butterflies and insects will never fade over time. 
We seal the back with a heavy paper coating to help to prevent outside pests or dust from getting into your display. 
Every specimen that we use is treated and stored in sealed containers then treated again after mounting them into the displays.
The only things that we recommend that that you do to help is to keep them out of direct sunlight as the high amount of heat generated from sunlight or other heat sources will cause damage also you should keep them away from high amounts of humidity like keeping them in a bathroom that is not well ventilated.

What’s the best way to frame a butterfly?

The best way to frame a real butterfly is to mount it inside of a in a solid wood frame with a built in 99% UV Blocking Glass Front and a double sealed backing…

The way that we build our handmade displays is truly a lost art and not many taxidermy display makers do it anymore or at least they typically do not do it well. That’s why the museum quality glass that we use in our displays is built into our frames as they are assembled for the protection of your insects. Loose glass or glass pinned in the front of a frame will not be secure enough to form the seal necessary prevent damage to your insects. Once again, this is why we hand make our own true archival shadow box displays. 

Additionally, we only use 99% UV Blocking glass inside of our frames so your butterflies and insects will never fade over time. Without using this glass your insects would fade quickly even those kept out of direct sunlight. Did you know that insects mounted into frames that don’t have 99% UV blocking glass will fade with a few months and would have to be kept in complete darkness to avoid fading. If you ever go into most museums, you may see faded insects simply because they didn’t use 99% UV blocking glass to build their displays. Always check to make sure that that the glass is 99% UV blocking in your displays.

Many displays are touted by sellers as UV blocking glass but there are many different types of UV blocking glass with strengths ranging from near zero all the way up to 99%. Anything less than 99% UV blocking glass will cause your beautiful butterflies, insects and taxidermy to fade quickly. Finally, the back of each and every frame is sealed with a kraft paper coating. This too is very important to prevent outside pest or dust from getting into your display. This is the finale and last critical detail of any professional insect display.

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All of our real butterflies and insect displays are made from the finest quality materials available.

Our Displays

  • 99% UV Blocking Conservation glass so the specimens will never fade over time
  • Built with the Finest Archival/Acid Free materials
  • We never use imported frames!
  • Solid handmade, artisan, real wood shadow box frames.
  • Built one at a time by us so the specimens inside fit perfectly.
  • Our frame corners are pinned without unsightly screws.
  • Each display is double Sealed for years of added protection (both the glass face as well as a protective seal over the back).

About Us

100% handmade by us in the USA

Made in America

Our Specimens

  • We offer the largest selection of Butterflies & Insects available
  • also offering Taxidermy reptiles, amphibians, Sealife , bats & Birds
  • Specimens are Prepared, Preserved & Spread to Museum Standards
  • Looking for that unusual insect chances are we have it just ask.
  • We offer every class of insects including butterflies, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, damselflies, dragonflies. Leaf hoppers, katydids, walking stick insects, walking leaf insects, cicadas, lanternflies, praying mantis, true bugs, spiders, scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes, millipedes, scarabs and more…
True Archival Quality Insect Displays

We Have Been Hand Making Our Museum Quality Framed Butterfly And Insect Displays For Over 25 Years. Each And Every One Of Our Framed Displays Are Meticulously Handcrafted From Scratch With The Highest Attention To Detail. All Of Our Handmade Wood Shadow Box Frames Are Built By Us One At A Time To Fit Each And Every Insect For The Perfect Fit. We Take The Extra Time To Make Sure The Wood We Use Is Superior Quality And It Is Laboriously Planed And Hand Sand The Wood To Perfection. We Also Make Sure That The Finished Product Is Free From Scrapes, Gouges, Knots And Imperfections And That The Corners Come Together Perfectly. This Highest Quality Can Only Be Achieved From Hand Making The Displays One At A Time From Start To Finish. While Most Butterfly Displays Sold Today Use Imported Or Mass-Produced Frames Although They May Be Fine For Grandmas’ Photos, However These Lower Quality Frames Typically Look Unsightly And Don’t Offer The Quality Or Type Of Protection Necessary For Insect And Taxidermy Displays. If You Own A Retail Store And You Would Like To Consider Adding Our Taxidermy Displays To Your Inventory, We Welcome Wholesale Inquiries. You Can Find Our Wholesale Website Here: Wholesaleinsects.Com

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Butterfly-Designs Since 1992 Online Since 1999