Crotalus adamanteus

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Crotalus adamanteus – eastern diamondback rattlesnake, preserved in the Vertebrate Natural History collection at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Mr. Shackleton writes, Sadly, the interesting and differentiating colors of preserved specimens rarely lasts long in the alcohol. A lot of undergraduate pain and suffering would be relieved if someone came up with a preservative that didn’t suck all the life out of the specimens (the alcohol bleeds all the color out of the specimens, and makes it a real pain to identify them). You may see more of Mr. Shackleton’s photographs here.

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