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amnhnyc:

It’s Tuesday’s peek into the archives: Melting the wax covering from a cactus model, December 1953.

See the model today in the Hall of North American Forests.

© AMNH Library/ 323110

Why did it have that wax covering to begin with?

My guess would be to protect the spines? Or just a lame industrial accident?

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