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  • Sherri
  • 02/20/2017
  • Once again, these specimens are wonderful. Good sizes and in good shape. My only complaint is that they are not packaged individually. Since my class does the dissections over a few months and I bought five sets of specimens, I ended up separating them into separate ziplocs (frogs in one, fish in another, etc.) because there was no good way to keep the large bag they all came in from leaking once it was opened. I've used specimens from HST for years and have always been pleased.
    Great for home education
  • Lisa
  • 05/26/2016
  • The price on these sets makes them reasonable for use with small groups of even younger children. Pay attention to the sensibilities of the kids, of course -- particularly with the pig. But if you have elementary school students who are interested in biology this kit makes it affordable to give them a hands-on lesson. Do the dissecting part yourself, of course!
    Excellent Value
  • Kara
  • 04/17/2016
  • This set is an excellent value. The specimens are "medium" sized but large enough to get the job done. Reading some of the reviews I get the idea not everyone is using the "How to Dissect" book or HST dissection guides - both are highly recommended. Regarding complaints on the small size of the Grantia sponge...the several Grantia dissection guides I downloaded all specified using a dissection microscope. We used a 10X/30X stereoscope where our 10-yr-old daughter first observed the outer structure before slicing the little sponge in half and observing the inner structure. She was easily able to identify the main structures of her sponge using the dissection diagram we downloaded.

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    Animal set w/Pig, 9 specimens

    Ages 12+

    Item# PM-SPEC-3

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    Product Overview
    This set of nine medium-sized preserved animal specimens includes a fetal pig (4-7"), 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

      This set of nine medium-sized preserved animal specimens includes a fetal pig (4-7"), 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.

      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.

      Shipping Note: This item contains preserved specimens and only ships to a street address in the 50 US states.

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