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Calf Heart Lung Anatomical Specimen | Corrosion Cast | Blood Vessels | Circulatory System | Anatomy

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Fetal Calf Lung and Arteries

This is a plastic resin injection of the lung and its arteries.

White plastic resin was injected into the lung of a dead calf fetus. The the descending aorta was injected with red resin, filling the ascending aorta and its vessels, including the subclavian and carotid arteries. Since the ductus arterioles is open at this stage of development, the red resin also filled the pulmonary arteries. (see diagram)

Once the plastic resin hardens, the injected organs are revealed by allowing dermestid beetles to consume all the heart and lung tissue.

The resin is then cleaned by soaking in concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

These anatomical preparations are called "corrosion casts" because the tissues are often removed from the injected plastic by placing the preparation in a strong acid. This corrodes away the tissues, leaving only the plastic cast of the anatomy.

This is a time-consuming procedure, resulting in a one-of-a-kind anatomical teaching preparation.

The specimen is mounted on a brass rod and comes with the hand-turned walnut wood base.

The calf fetus was salvaged at a slaughterhouse, where it would have otherwise been discarded.
Fetal Calf Lung and Arteries

This is a plastic resin injection of the lung and its arteries.

White plastic resin was injected into the lung of a dead calf fetus. The the descending aorta was injected with red resin, filling the ascending aorta and its vessels, including the subclavian and carotid arteries. Since the ductus arterioles is open at this stage of development, the red resin also filled the pulmonary arteries. (see diagram)

Once the plastic resin hardens, the injected organs are revealed by allowing dermestid beetles to consume all the heart and lung tissue.

The resin is then cleaned by soaking in concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

These anatomical preparations are called "corrosion casts" because the tissues are often removed from the injected plastic by placing the preparation in a strong acid. This corrodes away the tissues, leaving only the plastic cast of the anatomy.

This is a time-consuming procedure, resulting in a one-of-a-kind anatomical teaching preparation.

The specimen is mounted on a brass rod and comes with the hand-turned walnut wood base.

The calf fetus was salvaged at a slaughterhouse, where it would have otherwise been discarded.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(82)
Reviewed by Baylie Moore
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 7, 2017
Beautiful, I love it so much! Extremely happy!
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Reviewed by Kayla Burandt
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 2, 2018
This shop owner was incredible! I got an email saying my package was delivered to the wrong address and the owner had a new one sent to me, express shipping! Let alone the service, the item is great quality and my boyfriend loved it! I would recommend this shop again and again.
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Reviewed by jenneanmarie
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 23, 2018
Skull is in perfect condition, exactly as pictured. Thrilled my young scientist. Seller reached out to offer a replacement skull (fox) when the one we ordered would have been delayed. Loved getting the choice and excellent customer service!
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Reviewed by FASonline
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 17, 2018
As described, good work. Thank you.
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Calf Heart Lung Anatomical Specimen | Corrosion Cast | Blood Vessels | Circulatory System | Anatomy

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: calf, fetus, plastic resin, corrosion cast, lung, heart
  • Feedback: 82 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people
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