Veiled chameleon, (Chamaeleo calyptratus), prepared with a process called diaphonization, or clearing and staining. The specimen undergoes a series of chemical baths including submersion in a digestive enzyme to render the tissues transparent. It is eventually placed in a soliton of alizarin, a highly pigmented red dye that bonds to the bones, and afterwards is preserved in glycerin.
You might be having one of those days, but don’t worry — it’s almost the weekend! Here are some stories from the week that you might have missed:
- Josh Duhamel saves shelter dogs
- 7 videos of ridiculously cute sloths
- Intimate portraits spotlight rescue animals and the humans who love them
More fun with land-and-sea hybrids.
Manatiger, humpback snail, corgal reef, manta-lope, hammerhead shar-pei, and a little comic about the moray eel-ephant.