Invertebrate development in glass

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 strobilationScreen Shot 2018-01-17 at 4.26.40 PM

Siphonophore development! (learn more at Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 4.26.21 PM

Brittle star developmentScreen Shot 2018-01-17 at 4.21.09 PM

Hydrozoan development:Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 4.29.25 PM




6 thoughts on “Invertebrate development in glass

  1. 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

  2. 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.

    1. 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 😀

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