This is a plain preserved specimen. Dissect the kidney of an adult sheep to discover the location and/or look of parts of the kidney, such as the renal artery, the renal pelvis, the ureter, the renal cortex, and more.
Due to limited availability of sheep kidneys, we may occasionally substitute pig kidneys. Pig kidneys are slightly larger, just as easy to dissect, and have identical external and internal features. Kidneys come with slits in them due to a mandatory inspection process.
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.
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.
WARNING: 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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