Giant Squid Turned Into Plastinated Taxidermy ExhibitS


A kraken of the deep is going Beverly Hills. Celebrity taxidermist Gunther von Hagens has plastinated two giant squids. One of these silicon-enhanced squids is slated to tour with von Hagen's Body Worlds exhibit.

In 2004, von Hagens acquired two specimens of Architeuthis dux to fill with silicone. One of these squids will travel with von Hagens' Body Worlds tour; the other will presumably take the world of necrotic cephalopod modeling by storm. More photos of the preserved squids are available via New Scientist.