Anatomy of Preservation

A journey from specimen to object of study

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From specimen to display...

Through time-lapse footage and the help of some flesh eating insects, we discover how to prepare an animal specimen as a research object and for museum display. 

In this particular case (no pun intended) a Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamacanensis) is prepared for inclusion in the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. As the Museum itself admits, the "process might be a little stomach-churning, but then again, good science isn't always mess-free."

For more preservation and animal collection videos, The Brian Scoop is a new YouTube Channel gaining a lot of fans. 

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Natural World

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Type:
Demo
Location:
Chicago, US
Published:
2013
Filmed:
2012
Credits:

Museum of Zoology, The University of Michigan 

Licence: Standard YouTube Licence

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