Slime Fan Worm
Phylum Annelida / Class Polychaeta / Subclass Canalipalpata
/ Order Sabellida / Family Sabellidae / Genus Myxicola (Bristle Worm, Slime Fan Worm, suspension feeding featherduster worm) preserved specimen.
Myxicola infundibulum, as an example, has a branchial plume that is commonly flush with substrate. Specimens are abundant and are often found in clusters in rock crevices or on sandy patches between rocks in kelp forests
Myxicola is a rather large bristle worm, ranging to 20 cm in length with up to 150 segments and between 20 and 40 pairs of radioli (tentacles) along two thirds of the length of the body. Body color is commonly yellow or orange, but sometimes brown or violet with the red or orange crown visible over bottom surface.
Can be found at all depths from the sublittoral zone down to 500 meters.
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and in waters of Australia and Africa.
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 9610510.
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.
Preserved Biological Specimens.
Preserved Marine Specimens.
Preserved Specimens for sale.
HTS = 0511.91.00