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Casts of Fluid Preserved Specimens

  • Sarah Burhouse
  • Thomas P. V. HartmanEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1897)


Previous writings in the area of natural history casting are exiguous especially in reference to the casting of fluid preserved specimens. The following attempts to recognize the importance of casts as natural history specimens and determine why this method of preservation might be used. This piece goes on to instruct the reader how to create their own casts using a simple method and materials which are readily available to all.

Key words

Natural history Casting Wet specimens Fluid preservation Preservation methods Natural history specimens 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Natural History Museum at Wallaton HallNottinghamUK
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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