This large plain dogfish shark specimen is 22"-27" long and ideal for an advanced dissection.
Perfect for those interested in zoology and studying animal life, a dogfish shark dissection provides an engaging, hands-on way for students to learn about an interesting marine specimen that is both a vertebrate and a cartilaginous fish. As students investigate the anatomy of this dogfish shark specimen for the first time, they'll also gain interesting insight into the ecosystems it commonly lives in!
The dogfish shark species is Squalus acanthus, and it belongs to the animal class Chondrichthyes. Please note that the tail of shark specimens is partially cut through and folded over to facilitate packaging & shipping.
Consider adding our advanced dissection tools, foam shark dissection tray, and shark dissection guide to your order to fully equip yourself for your dissection. Alternatively, you can order our Dogfish Shark Dissection Kit to receive your spiny shark specimen, dissection tools, and dissection guide all in one convenient box!
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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.
WARNING: 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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Note: Dissection 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 can be stored almost indefinitely. We recommend that you use specimens within one year of purchase to ensure the best tissue quality. Specimen discoloration 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.
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