The redhead duck egg clutch we saw in the last installment of
"The Egg Craters" is shown above. Zoology department
volunteer Alika Brooks designed and fabricated this hand-made "egg
crate" to properly house the 36 eggs in this set.
The box is made from acid-free cardboard and the eggs are
resting on polyethylene foam covered by Tyvek. Each egg is
separated from its nest mate by a wall of polyethylene batting, the
same kind you can find in quilters' supply stores.
We are employing these materials and custom work to rehouse all
of the egg sets and nests in the Museum's collections. Check
this site for future installments on the Egg Crater's progress.
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