A drop of Nilodor in the corner of the dissection tray will mask any odour coming from the specimen during the dissection class. Don’t use more than a drop, even though it doesn’t seem like much, because the Nilodor has a scent of it’s own and some people can smell it. One drop will be enough to suppress that smell that lungs sometimes have when you are working with a pluck.
This top tip comes from Kent Bulger, HOD of Science at Sandgate District State High School. The lucky kids at this school, and some Year 7 extension students from nearby schools, have really been getting their pound of flesh out of our specimens this term with a look at just about everything we stock. All reports are that they had a great time and learned a lot.
My top tip for Nilodor is to not bother looking in pharmacies for it – you’ll find it in the supermarket with the drain cleaners.