Phylum: Annelida, Class: Polychaeta, Subclass: Canalipalpata, Order: Sabellida, Family: Serpulidae, Subfamily: Spirorbinae, Scientific name: Spirorbis spirorbis Linnaeus, 1758 (Coilworm).
The coilworm is a 3-4mm coiled polychaete. It lives in shallow saltwater where it attaches to various wracks such as Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus. They are cross fertilizing hermaphrodites.
Generally, our specimens are mailed to the customer in plastic bags with
a small amount of holding solution. I would recommend that you
accumulate some glass jars for displaying the annelids. Jam and jelly
jars will do. Buy enough rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol 70%) to
cover the specimen in the jars. I often use jars with snap lids that I
buy cheaply at yard sales. I have discovered recently that IKEA carries
jars like that, but with silicone ring gaskets to seal the jar and lid.
The other kind have a rubber gasket made by Ball and commonly available
from stores carrying canning supplies. You might consider putting two or
more different annelids in each jar to make comparison easier.
Sold in individually. If you require six or more of this specimen, a price reduction of 30% will be applied once we have processed the order internally.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 9610320.
Preserved Biological Specimens.
Preserved Marine Specimens.
Preserved Specimens for sale.
HTS = 0511.91.00