Dissecting a fetal pig is one of the best hands-on ways to learn about mammal and pig anatomy. And our affordable fetal pig dissection kit comes with all the tools you'll need:
- a preserved 7-10" fetal pig for dissection
- a photographic dissection guide
- a scalpel
- dissecting scissors
- a teasing needle
- dissection pins
- a dissecting tray
The 8-page dissection guide provides step-by-step instructions and includes a checklist for locating 23 major anatomical organs and structures during your fetal pig dissection. The 7-10" specimen in the fetal pig dissection kit is double injected to easily differentiate arteries (red latex injected) and veins (blue latex injected).
As they inspect both the internal and external anatomy of their pig specimen, students are given an unforgettable glimpse into a number of important body systems, including the nervous system, circulatory system, digestive system, respiratory system, reproductive system, cardiovascular system, and more. These first-hand insights help students to understand more about human anatomy and the human body as well!
Students will have the opportunity to discover the following organs and parts of the body:
- large intestine
- small intestine
- ovaries (if dissection specimen is female) or testes (if dissection specimen is male)
- umbilical cord and umbilical arteries
- urogenital opening
- urinary bladder
- and so much more!
Working through this fetal pig dissection kit, students will also learn about how blood passes from the left ventricle to the aorta and through the rest of the body.
Home Science Tools recommends using disposable gloves for all dissections.
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Note: Specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde solution preservative, 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.
HST Specimen Guarantee
In sealed, original packaging, our preserved specimens are guaranteed to remain fully preserved and free of decay for 12 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.