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Hopping Mad Leap Year Sale!

By Geoff Gallice from Gainesville, FL, USA (Cane toad portrait)
By Geoff Gallice from Gainesville, FL, USA (Cane toad portrait)
By Geoff Gallice from Gainesville, FL, USA (Cane toad portrait) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Happy New [Leap] Year!

Welcome to 2016! Here’s hoppin’ your holiday was Toad-ally awesome!

This hot, wet weather is sending us a bit hopping mad and brought the toads out in force so they’re lined up in the freezer like frogs on a log.

Since the 29th of February only comes around once every 4 yearsWart should we do? We’ve decided to by celebrate by having a

Hopping Mad Sale

on toads.

For the entire month of February it’s

Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

Hop Hop Hooray!

The last day for despatch of this special is Monday 29th February so hop to it and get your order in before you Froget.


2 Feb 2016

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Do you do rats?

If I had a testis for every time I got a phone call or an email asking if I can supply rats we’d never be out of stock.

Raising and euthanasing whole animals has never been my thing and thinking about all the paperwork involved with licenses and permits and animal ethics approvals just about puts me into a bureaucratic coma.

Consequently the short answer is – “No, we’ don’t supply rats, sorry.” Miss Vivi is, however, very happy to recommend Southern Biological in Victoria and Pisces Enterprises in Brisbane as suppliers of rats for dissection. They both come highly recommended by lab technicians we personally know and love – and trust to know where to go for the good stuff.

Another question I get asked is “Do you know where to get toads?” and invariably my reply is “Do you know any 13 year old boys?”

A little bird tells me, though, that the demand for rats for science in Australia is so great that everyone is having trouble getting enough. So there is a lovely little niche sitting there just waiting to be filled by someone who is willing to have a go at it. Sounds like a job for a labbie to me.

UPDATE MAR 2014:  We now supply cane toads ethically euthanased via CO2 asphyxiation in accordance with the latest method endorsed by Biosecurity Queensland.  Dissection Connection no longer endorses the use of rats or mice sourced from the pet food industry as no ethical or health standards are applied to the practices of the breeders or suppliers.

Miss Vivi