Jewelry of the Caddisfly Larvae

Caddisfly larve build cylinder shaped nests out of twigs, leaves, sand, and pretty much what ever they find in their surroundings, all bound together with a silk like substance they excrete. French artist Hubert Duprat has taken some Larvae out of their natural habitat and placed them in a¬†controlled¬†environment, replacing the usual bit and bobs used in constructing their cases with – gold flakes, opal, turquoise, rubies, and pearls. The finished pieces are absolutely stunning! Check out the vid below to the Caddisfly building these incredible structures!!! Starts at 2:34. Wow, it’s so cool to see man and nature collaborating to make beautiful things!! Want!!! oxo gd
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