This kit has 10 insects. These fall within 10 different taxonomic Orders (which also means there are 10 different species in 10 different families), each large enough to stick a pin through in order to create a display. Pins are provided. The specimens ship in small, labeled portions cups and are separated by layers of soft tissue paper (with a series of boxes to protect them).
Orders ship Monday through Friday, the day following order placement (or sometimes same-day).
All specimens are usually collected within the last calendar year and have been stored in the freezer to maintain both their appearance and, when thawed, their flexibility. That means no chemicals (relaxing fluid) are typically required. If needed, you can put them in water that has been boiled and set to the side for a few moments. This will limber them up. If you don't plan to use the thawed specimens on arrival, simply place them back in the freezer until you're ready to use them. Then, let them thaw for 15 or so minutes and set to work!
Photo may not match the text list below. This list reflects the current (seasonal) offerings:
Ground Beetle (Coleoptera)
House Fly (Diptera)
Boxelder Bug (Hemiptera)
(A couple specimens are duplicated with each purchase to allow you to practice pinning a little bit. Sorry, no special requests on these free, extra specimens.)