Knitted-frog dissection skips the formaldehyde

True, you won't get to see the muscle fibers or elastic tongue or whiff the formaldehyde. But he isn't glued down, which means you can take him out and cuddle him. Bonus!

Knitted dissection kit
Kidney, check. Lungs, check. Etsy/CraftyHedgehog

Not all of us were cut out for the graphic task of dissecting frogs--and that's one reason we ended up majoring in liberal arts.

Knitted dissection kit
It's watching you... Etsy/CraftyHedgehog

Maybe if we could have skipped the organ prodding and learned anatomy through this far less slimy knitted frog dissection kit, we would have ended up as doctors (of course, then we wouldn't be working at CNET, which would be really sad).

We spotted "Knitting in Biology 101" on crafts site Etsy. Its creator, CraftyHedgehog, hand-knit the frog from a silk/wool blend, with its little innards needle-felted by hand out of 100 percent wool. Trust me, you've never seen a cuter spleen!

The amusing little amphibian comes pinned into an actual aluminum dissection tray filled with black wax (never used, the Vermont-based artist assures us).

True, you won't get to touch the muscle fibers or elastic tongue or whiff the formaldehyde. But Kermit isn't glued down, which means you can take him (her?) out and cuddle him (her?). Bonus!

Froggy goes for $95, plus $10 shipping.

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