These pellets have been professionally heat-treated in our in house laboratory for your safety. As with all dissections, it is still recommended that students wear gloves when handling owl pellets and clean hands and work area when finished with the dissection. On rare occasions students who are allergic to pets may have a reaction from owl pellets which do contain hair of the prey. It is a good idea to excuse students who are allergic to pets from the dissection. Click here for Safety Supplies
|P1||Regular Owl Pellet: 1.5 - 2||$2.40|
|P1A||Extra Large Pellet: 2 " +, can contain up to 6 prey.||$2.60|
|P2||Small Pellet: 1.0 - 1.5", will contain the remains of at least 1 complete prey.||$1.75|
|P41||A Gallon of Possibilities: Small pellets and fragments, heat-treated and unwrapped. We found over 100 skulls in an average gallon.||$30.00|
|The Barn Owl - DVD|
The Barn Owl... An Introduction to Owl Pellet Labs describes the habitat and life-cycle of the Barn Owl. Computer animation is used to show the adaptations which allow the owl to find prey in darkness and process the prey into pellets. The final portion of this video is an overview of classroom techniques with owl pellets, including dissection and identification of prey and their skeletal parts. 15 minutes.
|P31D||Barn Owl DVD||$39.95|
| Giant Folding Magnifier|
This magnifier offers an extra large field of view, hands free use, and folds down to a compact size for storage. Lens is 4" diameter, magnification is 6x. Ideal for desktop use dissecting small specimens like owl pellets.
|Pellet Dissection Tools|
Four useful tools, just right for dissecting owl pellets:
|P34||Dual Power Hand Lens||$0.80|
|P15||Bamboo Probes, 15 pack||$1.05|
| Bone Sorting Sheets|
An excellent teaching tool for identifying prey found in owl pellets. Taken from the Bone Sorting Poster, each sheet contains drawings of a mole, shrew, rodent, and bird, their skeletons, and a series of identifying bones. Sold in packs of 15.
| Teacher's Guide|
This guide was developed by Mark Bechard, Professor of Biology, with emphasis on raptor biology and a trainer of teachers in this field. Illustrations are by award-winning graphic artist Randy Swope. This guide features background information about the Common Barn Owl, pellets, prey species and pellet analysis, as well as guides for classroom use of pellets. Included are teaching objectives, teaching methods, and reference materials. Worksheets on Barn Owl food habits, the food web, inquiry sheets, skeletal anatomy, and common objects found in pellets are also included.
| Student Owl Pellet Kit|
Designed for one or two students, this attractive kit contains three heat-treated Barn Owl pellets in foil, 2 bamboo probes, a hand magnifying lens, forceps, two 8 1/2" x 11" bone-sorting sheets, and an eight-page illustrated Student Owl Pellet Guide. An ideal tool for home-schooling, museums, or demonstration purposes.
| Owl Pellet Explorer Kit|
Ideal for the young scientist working from home! This kit contains 1 each of: Owl pellet, hand lens, probe, plastic forceps, student guide and bone sorting sheet.
| Deluxe Owl Pellet Kit|
Our deluxe kit contains everything you need to present an exciting and memorable owl pellet lab for up to 30 students, each with their very own high quality specimen to dissect. This kit contains 30 heat-treated, wrapped Barn Owl pellets, Owl Pellet Teachers Guide, a complete 10 poster set, 30 bone sorting sheets,30 bamboo probes and 30 fine-tip plastic forceps.
| Classroom Owl Pellet Kit|
A great value for teaching with owl pellets, this kit contains everything you need for up to 30 students working in pairs. Kit contains: 15 heat-treated, wrapped Barn Owl pellets, Owl Pellet Teacher's Guide, one Teeth of Small Mammals Poster, one Food Web Poster, one Vole Skeleton Poster, 30 bone sorting sheets, and 30 bamboo probes.
Magnificent posters printed on heavy weight paper, measuring 18 x 24 in. These posters will greatly enhance the study of owl pellets, and are also available in transparencies.
|P45||10 Poster Set||$27.95|
|P18||Typical Raptors Poster||$3.15|
|P13||Hunting Adaptations Poster||$3.15|
|P11||Bird Skeleton Poster||$3.15|
|P10||Vole Skeleton Poster||$3.15|
|P9||Shrew Skeleton Poster||$3.15|
|P8||Mole Skeleton Poster||$3.15|
|P7||Bone Sorting Poster||$3.15|
|P6||Food Web Poster||$3.15|