These gorgeous little Peninsula Cooter (Pseudemys floridana peninsularis) turtle were super challenging to diaphonise. This one came up damn near perfect, with the cartilage stain grabbing really nicely, even stain throughout the skeleton, and cleared up really well too. It was super hard to get a good shot of the head, but the skull is super visible through the tissue.
Interestingly, this was one of the earlier experiments with these creatures, and while I followed the exact same methods with other ones I wasn’t able to get the same results.
There are actually 2 turtles from this batch, but I’m only realising now that I didnt photograph the other! They are virtually indistinguishable, the only difference in detail is that the other one from the batch doesnt have the little triangles of stain around the perimeter of the shell. I am not sure why this didn’t take, but thats one of the many mysteries of this process.