Helen Levitt, Untitled (Two children looking out a window), 1940
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During the decomposition process the abdomen develops a green discoloration after 24–36 hours. Bacteria multiply within the vasculature, and their presence leads to haemolysis and decomposition of the blood within those vessels. This process can be seen as discolouration of the vessels commonly referred to as postmortem marbling.
Human decomposition stain left on a bed after the deceased was removed. After the putrefaction stage in the decomposition process Active decay takes place. This part of decay is recognizable by a great loss in mass, this weight loss is caused by the ravenous feeding by maggots, and the leaking of the body’s decomposition fluids into the the environment around it. The fluids start to create an island out of the body. Disintegration is easily discernible at this stage, and the end of this stage is marked by the disbursement of the maggots from the body.