Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
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  • Lorrissey
11-14-2013, 05:33 PM,
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Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
Just saw this on Facebook and had to share:

Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.

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Article here: http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/25/duprat.php

How awesome!!!

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  • JuBe
11-14-2013, 05:36 PM,
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RE: Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
I am not an insect lover at all, but that is sooooo cool!

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11-14-2013, 05:41 PM,
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That is disturbing. EEPPPP

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11-14-2013, 07:34 PM,
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Awesome!!! Goooooo bugs!

I get distracted by shiny things
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11-14-2013, 08:01 PM,
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Neat!!

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11-14-2013, 08:23 PM,
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RE: Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
Very cool!

One day, I'll be a crazy old lady weighed down by all my baubles and it will be glorious.
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11-14-2013, 09:26 PM,
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RE: Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
I was going to type dung before I opened the thread but this is pretty cool too!

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  • JuBe
11-14-2013, 09:31 PM,
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RE: Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
there is also a bacteria, IIRC that as a byproduct produces gold. Neat stuff.

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11-14-2013, 09:53 PM,
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Cool. You really have to love the mind of an artist to come up with something like this.

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11-14-2013, 09:56 PM,
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RE: Pearls are created by shellfish - what can insects create?
http://gizmodo.com/5948739/researchers-d...-pure-gold

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