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No croaking necessary! Florida high school becomes the first in the world to provide synthetic frogs for students to dissect in biology class Students at J.W Mitchell High School in New Port Richey tried out 100 models of the ‘SynFrog’ on Wednesday last week - and not a single creature had to croak Created by SynDaver, the hyper-realistic model frogs, which cost $150 apiece, are designed to mimic the visual and textural elements of a live female frog The Synfrog features a skeleton, muscles, skin, organs and even a reproductive system with eggs Hoping to make dead, formaldehyde-ridden frogs a thing of the past, the SynFrogs’ tissues are made out of water, fibre and salts The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) helped fund the research to develop the SynFrog 

By Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:24 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 00:40 GMT, 1 December 2019

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A Florida high school has become the first in the world to provide synthetic frogs to their biology students to dissect in class – sparing them the typical reactions of squeamishness and repulsion.

Students at the J.W Mitchell High School in New Port Richey tried out 100 models of the ‘SynFrog’ on November 20 - and not a single creature had to croak for the occasion.

Created by -based developer SynDaver, the hyper-realistic model frogs - which cost $150 apiece - are designed to mimic the visual and textural elements of a live female frog, featuring a skeleton, muscles, skin, organs and even a reproductive system with eggs.

Hoping to make dead, formaldehyde-ridden frogs a thing of the past, the SynFrogs’ tissues are also made out of water, fibre and salts.

Students at the J.W Mitchell High School in New Port Richey tried out 100 models of the ‘SynFrog’ gag-free on Wednesday last week - and not a single creature had to croak for the occasion

Students at the J.W Mitchell High School in New Port Richey tried out 100 models of the ‘SynFrog’ gag-free on Wednesday last week - and not a single creature had to croak for the occasion

Created by Tampa-based developer SynDaver, the hyper-realistic model frogs, which cost $150 apiece, are designed to mimic the visual and textural elements on a live female frog, featuring a skeleton, muscles, skin, organs and even a reproductive system with eggs

Created by -based developer SynDaver, the hyper-realistic model frogs, which cost $150 apiece, are designed to mimic the visual and textural elements on a live female frog, featuring a skeleton, muscles, skin, organs and even a reproductive system with eggs

Pasco County superintendent of schools Kurt Browning expressed his delight at Mitchell High School’s commitment to ‘being a leader in innovation’ by becoming the first in the world to trial the SynFrog

Pasco County superintendent of schools Kurt Browning expressed his delight

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