Use this animal specimen dissection set to dive into a hands-on exploration of amphibians, mammals, insects, arthropods, and other marine life!
This set of nine medium-sized preserved animal specimens includes a(n):
- fetal pig specimen (4-7"),
- grass frog specimen (3"+),
- earthworm specimen (6-8"),
- Lubber grasshopper specimen,
- crayfish specimen (3-4"),
- clam specimen (3-4"),
- perch specimen (5-7"),
- starfish specimen (3-5"),
- and Grantia (sponge) specimen
Filled with a variety of fascinating animal specimens, this dissection kit provides an excellent high school dissection lab experience; closely investigating this set of vertebrates and invertebrates gives students insight into biodiversity, animal lifecycles, and so much more.
Conveniently packaged together in one bag, these nine animal specimens are plain and do not come injected with colored latex. The specimen quality in this extra-large set is usually even higher than the average quality of our best-selling 7-piece Animal Specimen Set!
One of our favorite things about hands-on dissections is that they provide educational experiences in engaging and memorable ways that Biology or Zoology textbooks (alone) often cannot. We can learn so much through explorations of dead animal specimens that were once living beings! Taxidermy is another way that people sometimes study and educate others about different animals and species, though this is much less hands-on.
Note: Animal specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde/formalin 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.