functional morphology


Clearing and staining, or diaphonization, is a process used by vertebrate biologists when seeking to visualize a particular animal’s skeletal system. Some steps include submerging the specimen in containers of digestive enzymes to render their organs translucent, while other steps involve immersing the animal in alizarin red dye, which adheres to calcium in their bones and stains them red, and alcian blue dye, which reacts with the cartilage of their joints. The results manage to be useful for studying biomechanical function and skeletal morphology, as well as appear stunningly beautiful. 

Learn more of this process by watching our latest episode: Clearing and Staining Fishes
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Eyyyyy, so I’m a published developer now!

For those who haven’t seen the web version, this is a simple etymological/morpheme dictionary for those of you who take an interest in Linguistics– which I know I post a lot of on this blog via @allthingslinguistic (please check out that blog if you have the time). Particularly in the word formation aspects of it.

It’s also a boon for worldbuilders (or scientists) who want to create new terms but don’t have the morphological vocabulary at the time to get the right elements.

ANYWAYS, I hope any of you who are interested benefit from it! And definitely feel free to make example suggestions and alert me of any errors, since the data part of the dictionary is– by nature– a continuous research and data collection project.