Good post .... You have the terms correct. I have been using zippers to attach one side of the bug net to the hammock body for a long while. The unfortunate part is I can't recall exactly what size it is but think its a number 5. I will phone the upholstery shop I bought it from and get the actual size on monday when they are open again. It is a zipper that comes on a roll and they cut the zipper in 8' lengths for me. The type of zipper is a plastic tooth zipper and I buy a non locking pull with tabs on both sides. It is a non seperating zipper so I can't unzipp the bug net and remove it, but can unzipp and have it hanging over the ridge line for a more open feeling.
The first few times I tried to put it together I had problems untill I figured out there is a right side and a wrong side when installing the pull. If using the pull turned the wrong side out the design of the zipper won't allow the zipper to clear the teeth. After I figured that out it is a snap. The pull is a non locking style which works great as once you start to open it pressure on the seperated sides of the zipper will cause it to open further.
If you have an upholstery shop in your area go and talk to them as they can be a handy and cheap source of materials, not just zippers. There is a bit of a learning curve in installing the first one but it gets easier quickly.
What I lack in knowledge I MORE than make up for with opinions.