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Nematode Study

kit #34

This kit offers students a very effective means for learning about living organisms. Students extract nematodes and explore their characteristics and structure. Sampling is easy as Nematodes can be extracted from almost any type of soil sample. Everything needed to extract nematodes is included in this kit. The Lab-Aids® Nematode Extractor (Pat. No. 3,520,421) can be used over and over again by your classes. A microscope is necessary for this activity, which requires 24 hours.


  • Experience and study live, harmless nematodes
  • Explore characteristics and structure of nematodes
  • Develop microscope technique

Content List in Nematode Study is as follows:

Quantity Description
10 Lab-Aids Nematode Extractor Funnel
10 Lab-Aids Nematode Extractor Perforated Disc
10 Lab-Aids Nematode Extractor Tripod Stand
10 Rubber tubing
10 V-clamp
10 Microscope slide
10 Cover slip
10 Examining dish
1 Formaldehyde solution, Drop control bottle
1 Methylene blue stain, Drop control bottle
1 Filter tissue, 100 count
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
Number of students
variable (depends upon number of students per group)
Number of groups
Maximum 10 simultaneous groups

To complete this kit requires at least part of one ~50-minute class period for set-up then, 24 hours later, another ~50-minute class period to examine the nematodes.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Nematode Study 34 $113.25
Nematode Study REFRESH-A-KIT 34-RC $20.55