Shipping Note: This item contains preserved specimens and only ships to a street address in the 50 US states.
NOTE: Dogfish shark specimens are globally in short supply, and we are not sure when we will have more consistently available -- likely not until late 2016 or beyond. Those few that we do receive in the mean time will be used to fill orders for the Shark Dissection Kit. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The vessels in this shark dissection specimen are double injected with red (arteries) and yellow (hepatic) latex. The dogfish shark species is Squalus acanthus.
Please note that the tail of shark specimens is partially cut through and folded over to facilitate injection and shipping.
Note: Specimens are initially preserved with a formaldehyde solution, the best animal tissue fixative. The formaldehyde is then displaced first with water and finally with a glycol solution to produce a moist, low-fume specimen which will not decay over time. Plan to use specimens within one year of purchase to ensure the best tissue quality. Specimen discoloration and dryness over time is normal and does not indicate decay.
Store your specimens at normal room temperature—refrigeration is not required. Storage in attics or garages at high temperatures will damage the specimens. Once opened, specimens can be resealed in a zip-lock bag to prevent them from drying out for later use.