Desert locust wet specimen (£5)

A small glass specimen jar containing a preserved single desert locust. The jar is approximately 4.5cm tall by 2cm wide and sealed with light blue wax. The solution has taken on a yellow/orange colour from the locusts exoskeleton. The amount of colouring will vary from specimen to specimen but gives them a lovely “vintage” look,

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Please see our Etsy store for more details

A formaldehyde solution is used to ‘fix’ the specimen from degrading and is then transferred into isopropyl alcohol for long term display.

Our animals are ethically sourced and nothing was killed specifically for this product. Animals used for wet specimens are either discards from the feeder/pet food industry or naturally deceased.

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