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Diaphany: Nutria - Myocastor coypus in jar - Biological preparation

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Diaphanization of Nutria - Myocastor coypus

Biological preparation

The aim of diaphanization is to render the tissues transparent through a chemical process, and specific dyes are used to highlight the skeleton.

You can see the bones through the skin!

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Diaphanization of a Nutria - Myocastor coypus

The aim of diaphanization is to render the skeleton transparent. Here, the skeletons are diaphanized in violet.

The tissues are made transparent by a chemical process, and specific dyes are used to highlight the skeleton.

You can see the bones through the skin!

It's mainly used for animals too small to be prepared for osteology in the conventional way, or to study ossification sequences, for example.

The jar in which it is contained measures approximately 12.5cm in height and 4.5cm in diameter.

The flask contains no formalin, as the specimens are fixed prior to preparation. 

The specimens are then placed in these flasks filled with pure glycerine and thymol crystals, whose function is to preserve tissue and combat mold.

The animals are not killed to end up in these jars; they are often fetuses or stillborn animals, etc.