Tiger shark skeletons and skulls bring with them some difficulty, as the snout area is extremely complex, as it has very little calcification on the snout area itself. The nostrils are extremely large and are extremely easy to slice when removing the tissue from the snout area. In addition the skeleton of the Tiger shark is not particularly well calcified, and therefore have some very soft areas which can be easily cut and damaged when de-fleshing the head area.
As with other shark skeletons, the other problem areas also are the fins, as they are especially difficult to dry and for them to retain their shape without wrinkling. It is very important the fins are carefully prepared, ensuring a layer of skin is left around the perimeter of the fins themselves, so they will not be able to fray during the drying process.