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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.

Crayfish specimen will include at least one cheliped to dissect; although, in some cases, it may be detached from the body.

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Great kit Review by
I love this kit and have never had a problem with any of the specimens. I always buy this set when teaching Apologia biology because I want to add in the pig dissection. I do wish the specimens were all wrapped separately, though.
Dissection Fun Review by
Most of the specimens are large enough for the students to get a good view of the internal organs and how the systems work together. The fish was a little small and dry. The other specimens were acceptable for study.
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.

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