A migration mechanism for transfer of sharks from ethanol to aqueous glycerol solutions

Published in September 2011

MacLeod, I.D., and van Dam A.J.


This paper presents a scoping study on the impregnation of glycerol into formaldehyde-fixed and aqueous-ethanol-preserved sharks. The weight increase and solution density changes were monitored in sequential baths of aqueous glycerol. Positive results included a return of the colour of the specimens, improved flexibility, and removal of alcohol from the body of the specimen and significant improvement of the original profiles and skin textures of the specimens.

Preprints for ICOM-CC Triennial Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, paper 0903, 1-8

Source: Western Australian Museum




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