Here we have the very strong and very stretchy Giant Microbes Muscle Cell Myocyte. This Giant Microbe represents muscle cells very well as the cells in real life expand and retract, this does also. This is great as an educational tool.
How many muscle types are there? Do you know? There are 3 altogether. They are cardiac (the involuntary thumping muscles found in the heart) so the bits that makes your heart work and pump (you would be dead without these ones), smooth (the involuntary muscles such as those that line blood vessels, the gastro-intestinal tract, and the lungs, you would also be dead without these as well) and skeletal (the familiar muscles attached by tendons to bones),these are the ones that I lack, I used to have some years ago but they have since disappeared under a load of fat cells (which you can also buy on Jazzy Robot by the way). But skeletal muscle cells are the most common. They represent the bulk of the soft tissue in animals.
Giant Microbes are plush versions of actual microbes, cells and organisms. The main difference is that they are around 1 million times the actual size and they are cute and cuddly.
They all come in various sizes but on average they are as follows
Original Giant Microbes: 12-20cm
All the plush microbes are manufactured from new materials and are made from polyester. They are surface washable by using a sponge with water and soap. Then you can just leave them out to dry. Please don’t put them in a tumble dryer, they will not like it.
Every Giant Microbe product either meets or exceeds all United States and also European standard, guidelines and safety laws.
Giant Microbes are designed for ages of 3 years and over
All Giant Microbe products come with information including fun, educational and fascinating facts about the microbe in question. This is either attached with an information card or on the reverse of gifts boxes.