Préservation grâce a des "Techniques mixtes"

Preservation through "Mixed Techniques"

The mixed technique system for plants is a set of combined methods to maintain the shape and colors of plants using different techniques such as dehydration, rehydration, absorption, coloring, etc. This combination of techniques depends on the desired result for each type of plant.

For example, classic flower stabilization involves dehydration with an alcohol-based solution, followed by rehydration with alcohol and glycerin. However, for a purple Thai orchid, it is dehydrated with silica gel and rehydrated only with glycerin, which helps retain its original color.

Mixed techniques are constantly evolving with the discovery of new methods for preserving plants. For example, by increasing the acidity of the stabilization solution, the preservation of the plant can be improved. In addition, some colors do not take during the stabilization process, but technologies are in development to remedy this. The Japanese are at the forefront of research to stabilize plants that have so far failed.

These techniques are important for botanical conservation and maintaining a stabilized plant herbarium. The preserved plant fragments can also be used for creating flower arrangements and other artistic projects. It is important to continue to develop and improve these techniques to ensure the preservation of plant biodiversity.

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