Phenoxytol storage solution is an alternative to formalin based or 70% ethanol storage solutions.
10mL phenoxytol (2-phenoxyethanol)
940mL distilled water
It must be noted that this solution is a storage solution only, and fresh specimens must be properly preserved before storage eg. preserve animal specimens in 10% formalin for 3 weeks, wash well to remove the formalin, then transfer to the storage solution.
Already preserved specimens may be transferred to the storage solution after first washing in water. With phenoxytol solutions, specimens do not need to be completely immersed – although for presentation, it is preferred.