Friday, August 10, 2012

Ever Seen a Snake Shed its Skin?

 This week we have another video to share from the Sustainable Archaeology MicroCT scanner - this time featuring a preserved Fox Snake that through screen shots and a video digitally "sheds" its skin to expose the skeleton below. Using the MicroCT's reconstruction software, our imaging lab tech Zoe was able to isolate and expose the more-dense skeleton by digitally removing the less-dense flesh and skin of the snake - allowing us to see inside the snake digitally and non-destructively. 


From left to right, see the snake's skin digitally removed to expose the preserved skeleton below.

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