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anyone knows how are these fish specimens made? Answered

 Hi
member kowitz from flickr posted some pictures from the tokyo make meeting of what appear to be transparent colored fish specimens inside glass bottles.
Anyone knows the name or how a re they made?
I can't find anything anywhere...

www.flickr.com/photos/kowitz/4124470088/in/photostream/

thanks

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11 years ago

 Thanks everyone!
Well, I seems too complicated or expensive to even try it out.
I think it's better to fly to tokyo instead.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

Intriguing.

It took some looking but the technique is called "Clearing and Staining".

Doesn't look to complex, just tedious.

http://gobiidae.com/methods/method_clear_and_stain.htm

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Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

I looked further into it, you can purchase all the supplies from Fisher scientific and Carolina Biological, the problem is some of the stains are $10 a gram and have minimum quantities