Our Collection

Our collection has been hand selected and curated by Nina Salem. She has privately sourced every piece of the collection through ethical and legitimate means. Nina Loves to focus on sustainable foraging and only removing things that will never be missed in nature. The vast majority of our collection is antique, which sets us apart from most other major insect collections. With insects dating back to 1910, this unique array of specimen are sure to create a buzz!

Our Roots

As a young girl, Nina grew up deep in the woods of New England. Her parents loved being in nature and took Nina hiking everywhere, because of this she developed a strong passion for the outside world at a very accelerated rate. She started collecting things she found along the way of every adventure she took. To this day the adventures never stop and the story of those journeys keep growing.

Our Family

Nina Salem Founder & CEO

India Bindi Board Chairman & Secretary

Olly G. Olligee  Apprentice




Our family is small but ever growing!

Get in contact with us today to find out how you can become a member.

312-961-7219 or theinsectasylum@gmail.com