This preserved turtle dissection specimen has vessels that are double injected with red and blue latex, making it easy for students to find and identify them. To make it even easier to examine the internal and external anatomy of your turtle specimen, its shell has also been precut. Part of the Reptilia class, this turtle specimen is typically genus Tachemys.
From the moment of hatching into the maturity of adulthood, turtles are fascinating creatures that can provide some amazing insights into the natural world. Do a turtle dissection to learn about a turtle's skeletal system, circulatory system, digestive system, muscular system, and so much more! Examine your turtle specimen from both a dorsal and ventral viewpoint for a complete and well-rounded educational experience.
In addition to this turtle specimen, equip yourself for your turtle dissection by also purchasing a Turtle Dissection Guide, along with our Advanced Dissecting Tools Set (includes a scalpel handle & blades, dissecting scissors, T-pins, teasing needles & more). Having the proper tools ensures that students can more easily and efficiently inspect the anatomy of their specimen - whether trying to investigate the ventricles and other complexities of the heart, identify the location of the pancreas, or anything else!
To learn even more about turtles, and to bring younger kids into the fun, be sure to check out our Sea Turtle Activity Kit - filled with eight different sea turtle models!
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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