Hello from one of your avid lurkers - - I have a question on behalf of a photographer friend, who has a student doing a project involving biological specimens. I'm not familiar with the project, but the student is looking for low-cost sources for specimens he/she can photograph on a light stand. I think marine specimens are of interest, but other animals too - worms, mice, anything.
The question is how to source these things inexpensively in the San Francisco Bay Area where things are decidedly NOT in that category : ) I've suggested the student approach the California Academy of Sciences for loaner items, and zoos, biology departments, natural history stores, etc.
Does anyone have any other ideas? Where does a student find cheap squishy things in jars?