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Carolina® Genetics of the Casper Fish™ Basic Kit (without aquarium and accessories, with voucher)

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  • Study the patterns of inheritance and genetics in zebra fish and Casper Fish™.
  • Learn about fertilization and embryological development in zebra fish and Casper Fish™.

Grades 9–12. In this kit, students explore the genetics of the zebra fish and Casper Fish™. The parental generation includes 8 male zebra fish and 4 female Casper Fish™. Students cross these 2 phenotypes producing the eggs of the F1 generation. Then they collect fertilized eggs and observe the embryological development of the eggs along with the phenotypes of the embryos.

Kit requires the use of an already established aquarium, which is not included. Detailed fish care instructions, breeding instructions, and background information about zebra fish and Casper Fish™, such as genetics and phases of embryological development, are provided. Kit includes voucher to request the perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the voucher at least 2 weeks prior to requested delivery date to ensure prompt arrival of materials.

Note: The Casper Fish™ provided are intended for non-commercial, internal research and educational purposes only. The sale, lease, license, or other transfer of the Casper Fish™ to a for-profit organization, uses of the Casper Fish™ by any organization, including Recipient, to perform contract research, to screen compound libraries, to produce or manufacture products for general sale, or to conduct research activities that result in any sale, lease, license, or transfer of the Casper Fish™ to a for-profit organization are strictly prohibited. However, industrially sponsored academic research shall not be considered a use of the Casper Fish™ for commercial purposes per se, unless any of the above conditions are met. Customers seeking to use the Casper Fish™ for commercial purposes should contact the Technology and Innovation Development Office of Children’s Hospital Boston.


What’s Included:
  • 4 Casper Fish™, Female
  • 8 Zebra Fish, Male
  • 8 Clothespins
  • 1 Mesh, 17 x 20"
  • 1 Brine Shrimp Flakes, 1.09 oz
  • 1 Dip Net
  • 10 Pipets
  • 20 Petri Dishes
  • 1 Tap Water Conditioner
  • 1 Plastic Container, 32 oz
  • 1 Plastic Tank, 1-1/2 gal, with Lid
  • 1 Methylene Blue, 25 mL
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Glass Aquarium, 10 gal
  • 1 Aquarium Hood with Lights
  • 1 Thermometer
  • 1 Automatic Timer
  • 1 Power Filter
  • 1 Heater, 50 W
  •  Gravel
  •  Stereomicroscopes (40x capability)
  •  Dark Cloth or Box
  •  Lamp with Fluorescent Bulb
  •  Absorbent Material or Towel
  •  Container, 1- to 2-gal (optional)
  •  Fry Food (optional)
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