- Blood drying: close-up and photomicrography

© David Bryson BSc(Anatomy)CertEd,MIMI,MCSFS,FRPS
University of Derby, DERBY GB

After blood pool creation, blood dries with a constant rate of evaporation. Subsequently, the drying rate decreases and cracking occurs, similar to a gel. Consequently, drying blood has analogous characteristics to that of both water and a gel. This is best seen using both photomacrography and photomicrography.

PURPOSE

This video was created as a teaching resource to show Forensic Science students the changes that take place as blood dries.

EQUIPMENT / TECHNIQUE

Timelapse recording using photomacrography with a Nikon Multiphot. Photomicrographic images were captured using a Nikon D7200.

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