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Lamprey Specimen, 18"-28", Double Injected

Ages 11+
Out of Stock, Expected to Ship: 7/15/2020

NOTE: Global lamprey specimen supply is low. Lamprey resemble eels and have a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. This 18-28" preserved lamprey specimen is double injected with red and blue latex to easily trace the vascular system. Read More

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Lamprey are vertebrates of the class Cephalaspidomorphi. They resemble eels and are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. This preserved lamprey specimen is 18"-28" in length. It is a double injected specimen with red latex injected into the arteries and blue latex injected into the veins to more easily trace the vascular system. Lamprey genus is typically Petromyzon (Atlantic) or Entosphenus (Pacific).

10+ pricing is based on bulk-packed specimens. When necessary, you will receive a combination of 10-packs and individually packed specimens to fill your order.

Please note that the tail of lamprey 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.

HST Specimen Guarantee

In sealed, original packaging, our preserved specimens are guaranteed to remain fully preserved and free of decay for six months from the date of purchase.

Once the original package is opened, use specimen within one month. For best results, observe the following storage procedures:

  • Store specimen in heavy-duty, zip-lock bags to minimize drying between dissections.
  • Specimen will slowly dry out or become contaminated in zip-lock bags; add a teaspoon of Specimen Holding Fluid to retain moisture.
  • Freezing or refrigeration is not necessary and may damage fragile tissues.

WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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