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Resin Skull - Bronze Finish

This cool new item is a striking cast resin skull, a bit smaller than life-size and finished with a beautiful coppery-bronze metallic sheen. This eye-catching piece makes a great prop or piece of skull decor, and will look fantastic staring back from your mantelpiece or curio shelf!

As seen on August 3, 2014

Mini Female Anatomical Head

This amazingly detailed and medically accurate anatomical model has been sculpted at 1:3 scale to show half the skin removed, demonstrating the basic muscular and venous anatomy of the head, face and neck. Beautifully sculpted and hand-painted, it is sure to be a valuable reference tool for an artist or anatomist! 

Inspired by Shark Week we bring you all things Shark!

Shark in a Jar,

Fossil Megalodon Shark Teeth,

Great White Shark Puzzle

Fossil Shark Tooth.

Since humanity’s very beginning, animals and nature have inspired our passion for creativity. Many of the earliest known cave paintings portray the fauna familiar to their creators (including some now extinct), and many of the earliest carvings were fashioned out of bone or mammoth ivory. As human knowledge and technology gradually increased, the interaction of visual art and science helped lead to numerous discoveries, and early illustrated herbals and medical texts helped to disseminate ideas around the ancient and medieval world. Between the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment, Wunderkammern (or Cabinets of Curiosities), originally begun as personal collections intended as displays of status and evidence of support for the arts and sciences, gradually evolved into the Museums with which we are familiar today.

From Durer’s delightful watercolor of a Stag Beetle to Leonardo’s magnificent explorations of anatomy and physics, to the beautiful engravings of the collection of Albertus Seba, art was right there at the forefront of science and natural curiosity. Today, many artists such as Kiki Smith, Walton Ford, Rosamond Purcell and Damien Hirst look both to the natural world and the history of natural sciences for inspiration. Over the years we have sold many specimens to famous artists, illustrators, photographers and designers, either for inspiration as subjects or actual raw materials for creating new pieces.

There are innumerable objects that might serve as inspiration, and there is a long and fascinating history of artists as collectors and observers of the worlds of nature and science. Though both science and art have increasingly turned towards realms more abstract or conceptual over the last century, their intersection remains a source of powerful imagery.

Alex Minott- The Evolution Store Manager. 

Evolution Tanks Have Arrived!

And just in time for summer! For years, we have been receiving requests (from both our customers and our staff) to develop a tank version of our classic black t-shirt. We selected a garment that is made from 100% cotton and pre-shrunk for the truest fit. It’s also unisex, so everyone can show off their Evolution style! Available in eight sizes (including child sizes), we’re so pleased to add this tank to our collection, and hope that you will too!

Optical Glass Prisms

These are a series of Prisms made from Borosilicate Crown Glass. Absolutely clear, they refract light in interesting ways, and may be used dispersively to separate white light into its constituent colors, their most familiar property.

Prisms work on the principle that light changes speed and angle as it passes through different materials, a fact demonstrated when we see that a stirrer appears crooked when half-immersed in water. The angle of refraction differs between wavelengths of light, and can therefore spread the various colors (corresponding to different wavelengths) which make up white light into a rainbow of different hues.

In addition to their optical properties, these prisms are just attractive as objects, and make a nice set for a mantelpiece or windowsill as well as a classroom. We have been getting requests for prisms for some time, and we are happy to be able to offer these high-quality pieces!

Each of these prisms is an equilateral triangle in section and the pieces differ only in length (in millimeters), except for the Right-Angle prism. The ends are ground glass.


Red-eared Slider Turtle Shell

The Red-Eared Slider is a semi-aquatic pond slider native to the southern United States. It gets the “Red-Eared” part of its name from the distinctive red stripe around its ears, and the “Slider” part from its ability to slide quickly off rocks into the water to avoid predators. The Red-Eared Slider is deceptively fast and an excellent swimmer, spending most of its time in the water except when it lies on rocks to bask in the sun. It grows up to about 10 inches long and has a dark green shell with variable markings.

An omnivore, it feeds on a variety of aquatic plants as well as insects, worms, small crustaceans and fish. Slider turtles are also quite widely kept as pets.

A turtle’s skeleton is unlike any other vertebrate’s because the shoulder blade is inside the rib cage, which is a part of the outer shell.

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Man-Eating Piranha – Pygocentrus natteri

Piranhas are members of a family of omnivorous freshwater fish. They are native to South America and their natural habitat is rivers. In Venezuela, they are called “caribes”. They are renowned for their sharp teeth and aggressive appetite for meat.

Our Man-Eating Piranhas have been expertly preserved. They jaws are wide open, exposing their razor-sharp teeth. Each piranha has been mounted on a wooden stand and is supported by two wooden beads.

If you have ever admired the beauty of our framed insects, you may have wondered what the process is for getting them to appear that way. After all, when you find a dead insect, it is usually curled up and easily broken, while nice specimens in collections are complete, symmetrical and artfully arranged.

Well, here are some top-quality specimens of some of our most popular Lepidoptera for you to try your hand at. You will need some simple tools, a steady hand and a little time, but it is a fun, easy way to get started. Choose from the beautiful blue iridescent butterfly Morpho didius, the blue-green swallow-tailedPapilio ulysses, or the amazing Madagascan Sunset Moth Urania ripheus.