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Animal Specimen Set of 7, Large

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This set of seven large-sized preserved animal specimens is a great way to learn about & compare the anatomy of several animals. Explore the anatomy of a grass frog, earthworm, starfish, clam, crayfish, perch & grasshopper! Read More

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For those interested in entomology and zoology, this set of seven large-sized preserved animal specimens provides a great way to learn about and compare the anatomy of an amphibian with some insects and marine animals!

A combination of high-quality vertebrates and invertebrates, the preserved specimens in this dissection set are larger than those typically found in a set like this. It's easier to locate and identify a large specimen's internal organs and external structures, which provides a better overall dissection experience for students.

The seven preserved animal specimens in this set include a(n):

  1. grass frog (3.5"-4")
  2. earthworm (8"-10")
  3. large Lubber grasshopper
  4. crayfish (4"-6")
  5. clam (4"-5")
  6. perch (7"-9")
  7. starfish (3"-6")

Conveniently packaged together in one bag, these seven animal specimens are plain and do not come injected with colored latex. 

Dissect these preserved animal specimens PLUS a fetal pig and Grantia (sponge) with our 9-Piece Animal Specimen Set!

Note: Specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde/formalin preservative solution, the best animal tissue fixative. The formaldehyde is then displaced first with water and finally with a glycol solution to produce a low-fume, wet specimen which will not decay over time.

HST Specimen Guarantee

In sealed, original packaging, our preserved specimens are guaranteed to remain fully preserved and free of decay for six months from the date of purchase.

Once the original package is opened, use specimen within one month. For best results, observe the following storage procedures:

  • Store specimen in heavy-duty, zip-lock bags to minimize drying between dissections.
  • Specimen will slowly dry out or become contaminated in zip-lock bags; add a teaspoon of Specimen Holding Fluid to retain moisture.
  • Freezing or refrigeration is not necessary and may damage fragile tissues.

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

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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