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65 of 65 people found this helpful
on November 12, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised with the specimen especially after reading some of the reviews. The specimen are made well, were not dusty, boxed well and labeled nicely. I found that some people did not care for some of the slides. I thought all of them were incredible!! All the hair slides do look different, not all the same as someone stated in their review. If you have a duo-scope microscope (I have a My First Lab Duo-Scope - Love it!) that allows you to view the slides with light from above and light from below you will see major differences in detail. If you look at the slides with the light from below, some look a bit boring. But, if you use the light from above the slides the detail is amazing. My husband and I checked out all the slides before the kids and we were amazed! Even the hair samples looked great. We especially loved the ant slide, what detail!!! I think that the differences in what other reviewers saw have to do with the microscope being used.
The 48 specimens come in two boxes of 6 slides each which are 6 different categories. Each slide contains 4 specimens.
The slides for the first box are as follows:
1)Pollen & Spore - Pollen of lily, Sunflower pollen, Bottle brush spore, Fern spore
2)Tiny Creature - Plant louse, Fruit fly, Shrimp Egg, Silk worm larva (moth)
3)Textile Fibers - Hemp fiber, Silk stuff, Cotton fiber, Bemberg
4)Insects - Leg of butterfly, Wing of butterfly, Wing of locust, Leg of honey bee
5)Plants - Pine Wood, Camellia leaf section, Bamboo shoot, Sponge gourd
6)Animals - Goldfish scale, Hare hair, Camel hair, Feather fowl point
The slides for the second box are as follows:
1)Pollen & Spore - Tulip pollen, Leaf spore, Pine tree pollen, Orange pollen
2)Tiny Creature - Common red sponge, Angora rabbit hair, Ant, Mouse fur
3)Textile Fibers - Panya, Nylon, Wool, Handmade paper
4)Insects - Dragon-Fly wing, Worker Bee wing, Bee antenna, Bee abdomen
5)Plants - Stem of corn, Leaf of nerium, Onion rind, Silver berry scaly hair
6)Animals - Cat hair, Canary feather, Dog hair, Sheep hair
All the specimens for each category is color coded. I am very happy with my purchase.