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The main taxidermy laboratory of the 1st Zoological Department is manufacturing and renovating all dry zoological preparations of vertebrates (dermoplasties, skeletons, etc.). Additionally the team is constructing models as well as dioramas.
Devices for maceration (incl. osmosis), degreesing of bones, culture of dermestid beetles (Dermestes ater) since 1980, deep freecing (2 chambers: ca. 0.03 m3 and ca. 1.1 m3), nitrogen chamber (ca. 12m3), cold storage (ca. 40m3; +5 to -18°C)
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
Manufacturing techniques to create bellows, skins, mounted or unmounted skeletons. Mazeration, freeze drying, degreasing and several casting techniques.