The InsectaVac Aspirator (2809B) offers a high-powered, lightweight alternative for collecting insects and small arthropods. The design concept was provided by Ken “The Bug Man” Harmon from St. Cloud, Fla. The aspirator uses the same collection and pickup tube system as BioQuip’s other 2809 series aspirators, with an improved ergonomic powerbase. The drive unit has a permanent on-board lithium ion battery and is charged with a Micro USB cable, which is supplied with the unit. It can be plugged into a computer, phone charging block, or any other USB charging device. (A USB charging block is not included.) The motor takes a few seconds to get up to full speed after being turned on. Three collection vials and two pickup tubes — one angled and one straight — are also included. Additional collection vials, 2809V, are available separately. The InsectaVac is also available without the onboard lithium ion battery in a corded model (2809BC), which has a 64-inch USB power cord.