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Giant Chromosomes Kit

Item # 171310
Giant Chromosomes Kit is rated 1.5 out of 5 by 2.
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Sarcophaga. For a class of 30. Students prepare squashes of salivary glands and stain the giant chromosomes to show their banding. Apparatus and chemicals shipped separately from blow fly larvae.

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Sarcophaga. For a class of 30. Students prepare squashes of salivary glands and stain the giant chromosomes to show their banding. Apparatus and chemicals shipped separately from blow fly larvae.

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Components Qty Included?
Blow Fly Larvae Included
15 mL Aceto-Orcein (4%) Included
60 mL Saline (0.7%) Included
30 mL Hydrochloric Acid (18%) Included
60 mL Acetic Acid (45%) Included
Microscope Slides 72 Included
Coverslips 50 Included
Instruction Sheets 30 Included
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very difficult I want my students to see chromosomes, but dissecting the blow fly larvae can be a huge challenge if you don't know exactly what you are looking for. The other problem that I have had in the past is that, upon arrival, the majority of the flies have turned to pupae and can no longer be used. I think it would be most helpful if Carolina would provide a good quality video showing the professor and students how to carry out the dissection and what the different tissues observed are. This would create a better learning experience for all and would facilitate salivary gland dissection. Maybe the staining technique can be revised to make it more robust as well.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work I've tried this kit twice and both times were a flop. We found it difficult to isolate the salivary glands, but even when we did they didn't seem to break open and stain. need more specific instructions for professors and students not used to working with fly salivary glands.
Date published: 2012-03-19
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