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The Squeal from Miss Vivi – May 2011

Well hello!

it’s been a while since I’ve sent out an update of what’s happening at Dissection Connection headquarters. With the term half over already I hope you’re looking forward to the winter holidays and a chance to have a break from the swings and roundabouts of the term.

There are three things I want to squeal about in this newsletter:

  • new products
  • new freight prices
  • ConQEST 2011

New products
We have some exciting new body bits in the freezer. Bovine hearts as big as your head and weighing the same amount as a whole packet of pig hearts. Porcine testes in packs of 6 which weigh more than a packet of hearts and are usually still connected in their pairs. Bovine ovaries in packets of 6 which aren’t much bigger than a pack of porcine eyes. Bovine reproductive packs made up of a uterus with ovaries and a complete penis with testes. Coming soon are digestive system packs with a spleen, pancreas, tongues, a piece of rumen and other good things so keep an eye on the website for updates.

New freight prices
When I arrived at the courier this Monday to drop off deliveries I was given a pamphlet announcing their new freight charges – effective 1 June 2011. South-east Queensland prices haven’t changed, but there have been changes for all other areas so please have a look at the shipping information in the downloads section of the website homepage for the new charges. As we grow and send more parcels we will become eligible for cheaper freight charges which we’ll be able to pass on to you. I was hoping to get there before the courier company put up their rates, but unfortunately it hasn’t worked out that way. If you’d ever like a quote for freight on a specific order then please get in touch. It’s worth noting, I think, that we only charge what it cost us to ship to you so our freight charges are cheaper than other supply companies you will be buying from.

ConQEST 2011
Hooray for ConQEST! The annual conference of the Queensland Education Science Technicians is always fantastic and this year we are running two workshops for lab techs. One is the pluck dissection, back by popular demand after last year, and the other is a head dissection that will touch on using a bissected head in teaching the skin, the eye, the ear, the brain and the digestive system. Miss Vivi will be there ‘in the flesh’ so come to the trade display and say hello. You can find the final program for ConQEST and the link to online registration at

Finally, I’d like to leave you with some words of wisdom from a customer in Brisbane.
“I have to make a comment on your slogan. Apparently you haven’t heard two foam boxes sliding against each other. It certainly sounds like a squeal to me.”

Miss Vivi

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The Squeal from Miss Vivi – November 2010

Well hello!

I hope that Term 4 has been treating you kindly and you’re looking forward to a well deserved break over Christmas.

We just wanted to let you know that Miss Vivi and Mr Vivi are off to meet the the labbies of NSW and Victoria at their tech conferences, so Dissection Connection will be closed from 25 November to 5 December.  We won’t be available to despatch any deliveries, but we will be available by phone or email so don’t be shy about getting in touch.

We’re really looking forward to meeting some interstate labbies and helping them out with their offal problems next year.  If you know someone interstate that is having trouble sourcing worthwhile specimens for dissection then please let them know about us.

Have you considered pre-ordering your specimens for Term 1 next year?  If you pre-order you’ll be at the head of the queue and we’ll be able to guarantee your specimens will be delivered when you want them with absolutely nothing to pay until 30 days after you receive them.

Thank you again for your tremendous support and kindness to us this year.  We had a few teething problems in the very beginning and you were very understanding and patient while we sorted ourselves out.  I hope that we have made your life a bit easier this year.  I’ve been asked to track down some unusual things and it’s been great fun.

Have a wonderful break over the holidays, stay safe and we’ll see you next year.

Miss Vivi

Nov 17, 2010