Talk about a career path: making glass models of invertebrate development! There hasn’t been anyone since the Blaschka father-son duo that do it quite this well. And these are a few of my favorite, which show various stages of invertebrate development.
Check out more in the paper:
Ideas made glass: Blaschka glass models at Canterbury Museum (link to PDF)
Scyphozoan jellyfish being formed in a process called strobilation:
Siphonophore development! (learn more at siphonophore.org):
Brittle star development
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Drew Harvell’s book Sea of Glass is a fantastic read.
Ohh, gonna have to check that out. Thanks!
Well, the Blaschka did more development series and also dissections. In Ireland we have at least seven of them including a star fish. I have also the original engravings they used to make those series. Buzz me on Twitter if necessary @ReynaudEmmanuel. I publish usually one Blaschka every Monday
Thanks! I’m following you now and look forward to seeing more!
I’m no jellyfish expert, but this is so cool! Beautiful! Btw, thanks for this blog. I love seeing jellyfish through your eyes. 🙂 – Just A Simple Jellyfish Admirer.
Aw, thank YOU! It’s always wonderful to get feedback like this. It’s great to have you as a part of the extended jelly family 😀