What Is Diaphonization?

Diaphonization was first described in 1927 as a scientific imaging technique to make the muscles and soft tissue of animals diaphanous (transluscent) and to colour the bones and connective tissue so they were easily studied without disturbing the form.  With the use of modern imaging equipment, this technique has largely been abandoned.

Diaphonization is a delicate, multi-step process involving digestive enzymes, biological stains, acids, and lye. It takes 1-6+ months depending on specimen size.  Colours can vary widely due to many factors, but our specimens are all double-stained and are dominated by red and blue.

Finished specimens are kept in non-toxic glycerin and should remain bright for decades (if not indefinitely) with proper care.

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Diaphonization and Artistic Necromancy

*Sustainable sources including - donated pets, animals found dead in the wild, vintage wet specimens, culls from population control projects, byproducts from the pet/food industry, breeders, zoos, and wildlife centres.  No animals are harmed or killed for the purpose of diaphonization.