Please Note: If you are wanting to use the lens of the eye for investigations on focusing light, the preserved bullock eye's lens is cloudy and unsuitable. For these investigations we recommend the FM4.01 Bullock eyes, frozen pack of 5 . However if looking at the structures of the eye in the dissection the preserved eye is easier to dissect as it holds its shape better than the frozen specimen.
This specimen has been preserved using either Ethanol, formalin/phenol or Formalin Acetic Acid Ethanol. These specimens should be treated with care, and used and disposed of accordingly.
When dissecting specimens they should be washed before use and dissected in well ventilated rooms with appropriate hand, eye and body protection.
Specimens for display may be submersed in 70% Ethanol.
These specimens do not require refrigeration.
STORING PRESERVED SPECIMENS
For best results, carefully unpack your delivery of preserved specimens as soon as it arrives. Store the specimens in the dark in a single layer on a flat surface. A drawer or cupboard shelf is ideal. Do not refrigerate. Avoid stacking the specimens on top of each other or otherwise putting weight on them. Undue pressure can cause breakages in brittle specimens such as crayfish and grasshoppers, and can cause deformation of soft-tissue specimens such as brains and kidneys.
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