I have had this one stored away for ages. I suppose I was keeping it for a rainy day and since Aloud. is in slight hibernation at the moment, I thought I might as well share it since it is a bit out of the ordinary.
It is a little bit of the beaten track but who is the most fiercely creative inspiration out there if not Mother Nature herself? Out of a surprising collaboration between a scientifically minded artist and an intriguing marine creature, come these unique and fascinating “jewels” of nature.
The Larvae of these small insects (not much to look at in themselves) construct a protection by agglomerating small rocks around their own bodies, creating a sort of protective carapace in which they can retract when threatened.
More info about the project : http://www.bio-creation.com/blog/architecture-animale/les_phryganes_de_luxe_d_hubert_duprat
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