Blood drying: close-up and photomicrography

Nov 16, 2021

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.


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


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