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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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