Dissection Kit Advanced
This complete dissection kit is great for anatomy studies! Nine preserved animal
specimens, our 17-piece dissection tool set
, a reusable dissecting pan, and How to Dissect
by William Berman are included in this kit. The 223-page book clearly illustrates and explains how to dissect everything except the Grantia specimen. All of the specimens are plain without colored latex injection.
Shipping Note: This item contains preserved specimens and only ships to the 50 US states with Economy, Ground or Express shipping options.
- fetal pig (7-9"+)
- frog (3"+)
- perch (5-7")
- crayfish (3-4")
- earthworm (6-8")
- clam (3-4")
- starfish (3-5")
- Grantia (sponge)
Note: You can order this dissection kit now even if you won't be using it until later in the school year.
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 can be stored almost indefinitely. We recommend that you use specimens within one year of purchase to ensure the best tissue quality. Specimen discoloration 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 for later use in a Zip-lock bag to prevent them from drying out.
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- Monday, January 21, 2013Dissection KitReviewed By: Lori
Great kit - we ordered it to use with Bob Jones Biology - everything we needed was included plus extras! We were concerned that once we opened the kit the smell would be strong for storing the unused specimens but it isn't strong at all. You may want to order extra pins though - it takes a lot to hold open specimen for exploration. We are very happy with the quality.
- Sunday, December 30, 2012Shocking -- but good Christmas presentReviewed By: Barb
My daughter was not expecting this for a Christmas present, however, she has now started using it. The tool kit is of nice quality and the specimens are packaged very well. She started with the fish. She wishes the diagrams for dissection were a little more clear, but she was just interested in getting started rather than reading the little chapter about what to do.
- Friday, December 28, 2012Great Kit for the Biology EnthusiastReviewed By: Debra in TX
I ordered this kit as a gift for my zoologist-wannabe daughter, and I was thrilled to see her reaction. Not only are there plenty of varied specimens to study, but the guidebook and tools are all there. I ordered a set of extra pins, and she is on her way to a better understanding of animal anatomy. Thanks for such a comprehensive offering. :)
- Friday, December 07, 2012My Son Will Love ThisReviewed By: Bob M.
This is a gift for my son and I am sure he will love this. The quality of the items in this kit are top notch and at a reasonable price. Thank you for the speedy service.
- Monday, September 03, 2012ExcitedReviewed By: Jessie
Me and my children are so excited to start! they have already been looking through the book! We are so looking forward to Science this year! Thanks!Read More Reviews