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Animal set w/Pig, 9 specimens

Item# PM-SPEC-3

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This set of nine medium-sized preserved animal specimens includes a fetal pig (7-9"+), grass frog (3"+), earthworm (6-8"), Lubber grasshopper, crayfish (3-4"), clam (3-4"), perch (5-7"), starfish (3-5"), and Grantia (sponge).
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Animal set w/Pig, 9 specimens

Item# PM-SPEC-3

This set of nine medium-sized preserved animal specimens includes a fetal pig (7-9"+), grass frog (3"+), earthworm (6-8"), Lubber grasshopper, crayfish (3-4"), clam (3-4"), perch (5-7"), starfish (3-5"), and Grantia (sponge). None of these specimens are injected with colored latex. Good for high school dissection labs. Packaged together in one bag.

Specimen quality in this set is usually higher than the average quality of our 7-piece set. The sizes we receive from our supplier are frequently a bit larger than the sizes indicated, although we cannot guarantee the larger size.

Note: Specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde solution, the best animal tissue fixative. The formaldehyde is then displaced first with water and finally with a glycol solution to produce a moist, low-fume specimen which will not decay over time. Plan to use specimens within one year of purchase to ensure the best tissue quality. Specimen discoloration and dryness over time is normal and does not indicate decay.

Store your specimens at normal room temperature—refrigeration is not required. Storage in attics or garages at high temperatures will damage the specimens. Once opened, specimens can be resealed in a zip-lock bag to prevent them from drying out for later use.

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good kit for home Review by
I ordered one kit, then another. I will order again. The only thing that I wish is that the dissection pamphlets that come with the kit would be a little more descriptive in HOW and WHAT you are supposed to do. I never dissected any animals before and so I had to really guess what I was doing. Yes, the papers include useful information about the animal and a picture on where to cut, but my kids and I couldn't figure out how the insides matched the pictures.

Nonetheless, it was interesting and they wanted to do more.
Good value, slightly cumbersome packaging Review by
I ordered 12 of these sets for a homeschool class. The specimens have been complete and exactly as described, and have stored well over several weeks. The packaging is a bit cumbersome if you're opening multiple sets and searching for a certain specimen; they are wrapped in damp paper towels and packaged in one large sealed plastic bag. Overall, a great value and perfect for my class.
Nice kit, poor quality Review by
I ordered 14 kits. Another reviewer already mentioned this, but I'll say it again:
1. Pig -- A few were large, some medium sized, six were extremely small and squished (difficult to dissect)
2. Perch -- Most were dried out, small, and not usable.
3. Starfish -- Most okay, some were bent
4. Frog -- All were good
5. Earthworm -- All were good (comes in own sealed container)
6. Grasshopper -- Several were squished.
7. Crayfish -- Good.
8. Mussel - Good.
9. Sponge -- Observation only, not for dissecting.
Good kit, not great quality Review by
Came all in the same bag. Pretty cool kit, but the picture overestimates the real look of the specimens:
Pig- wrinkly, flat on one side
Starfish- all bent up
fish- I... I just can't even... looked like it was picked up from the side of a river a month ago...
This is just luck I imagine, and great kit still. The sponge that comes with this must be for viewing under a microscope because it is tiny. Would recommend.
Great Specimens & Great Customer Service Review by
It has been a joy to dissect through this specimen kit along with the book "How to Dissect" and a few youtube videos. We also have the deluxe dissecting tools. Customer service with this company is great. I messed up my address when I ordered and hometrainingtools contacted me to correct it. I enjoyed working with customer service and felt valued. Thanks! We can't wait to order some more advanced specimens.

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