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Starfish Specimen, Plain

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These preserved starfish dissection specimens are typically genus Asterias. Quantity pricing for 10+ is based on bulk-packed specimens; you may receive a combo of 10-packs & individually packed specimens to fill your order. Read More

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Dissect a real starfish at home or in the classroom!

These preserved starfish (sea star) dissection specimens are typically genus Asterias. Observe unique starfish features like tube feet and a sieve plate! This marine life specimen is plain (not injected) and will typically measure between 2.5 and 6 inches.

These neat sea creatures are invertebrates (they have no spines) and are classified as echinoderms. Starfish specimen dissections make for memorable and engaging learning activities for students of all ages.

10+ pricing is based on bulk-packed specimens. When necessary, you will receive a combination of 10-packs and individually packed specimens to fill your order.

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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.

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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