February 24, 2013

Larvae Build Protective Cases Out of Gold & Jewels

The protective cases the caddisfly larvae build are decorated with gravel, sand, snail shells, twigs or other common debris found in their swamp environments. French artist Hubert Duprat decided to give them some more swag-like materials. He introduced beads, pearls, turquoise, and 18-karat gold pieces into their environment and let them construct tiny gilded sculptures. Go science.

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