Diaphonization, also known as Clearing and Staining produces an incredible display of science and art in a myriad of sensational colours. Unlike wet specimens or traditional taxidermy this intricate process first renders the flesh transparent offering a window into the skeletal structure, followed by the delicate and precision injection of rich coloured dyes, each colour penetrates and illuminates a specific component, muscles, cartilage, tendons etc.
These diaphonized young quail are double stained with a blue cartilage and a light bone stain. The blue cartilage shows all the areas of development (even in the skull) and the bone stain is light since the bones are not fully developed in these young quail. All specimens have pronounced beak, double stained ribs, talon and spine stain. The cartilage in the throat is vibrant and the specimen’s large dark eyes contrast its cleared structure.
These specimens were carefully processed over months in order to ensure quality, vibrancy, longevity, and safety. Though many heavy chemicals were used through the process, this piece is completely safe and can even be used as teaching tools for demonstration of bone development, or an addition to any collection.
4 inches tall, 7/8 diameter