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.
This stingray has a vibrant blue cartilage stain. The colours change from blue to green to yellow, highlighting the interconnected structure of this specimen. When you examine the specimen, you notice the even distribution of cartilage (blue) throughout the wings of the stingray. This lends to this specimen’s flexibility in its environment, allowing for easy mobility and agility.
This specimen was carefully processed over 10 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.
8/5 inches tall