Dissecting a fetal pig is one of the best hands-on ways for elementary, middle, or high school students to learn about mammal anatomy. As they closely inspect pig anatomy through their dissection lab, they will gain insight into the complex bodily functions and structures of other mammals - including humans!
This affordable, high-quality fetal pig dissection kit has everything you need to get started, including:
- a preserved, double-injected 10-13" fetal pig,
- photographic dissection guide,
- #22 scalpel,
- dissecting scissors,
- teasing needle,
- dissection pins,
- and a dissecting tray.
The 8-page dissection guide inside provides step-by-step instructions and includes a checklist for locating 23 major anatomical organs and structures during dissection. As students do their fetal pig dissection, they will learn more about the mammalian respiratory system, digestive system, skeletal system, circulatory system, and so much more!
The 10-13" preserved fetal pig inside this dissecting kit is double injected to easily identify and differentiate arteries (red latex injected) and veins (blue latex injected).
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Home Science Tools recommends using disposable gloves for all dissections. Get a pair for each student!
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 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.