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[Modern Art +] Hubert Duprat and his pimpin' caddisfly buddies.

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Mar. 21st, 2012 | 01:23 am
music: Scatterbrain. (As Dead as Leaves.) - Radiohead

I was doing research on caddisflies and bagworms using "recycled" natural materials to make protective casings when I stumbled upon another artist fascinated by their behaviors, one Frenchman named Hubert Duprat. Duprat is also a naturalist and has been fascinated by caddisflies since childhood.

Well, this is really neat. Duprat caught caddisfly larvae from the stream they lived in, gently removed them from their little portable houses, and then transferred them to a tank with gold spangles and beads, tiny gemstones and pearls, and waited.

Lo and behold, the caddisfly larva equivalent of MTV's Cribs.

My favorite picture on the blog is the third one - the caddisfly larva sticking his head and first arm pair, gesturing at another caddisfly larva as though to say "Yeah, well, my hot tub's THIS big."

- Mel

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Bruce Baugh

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from: bruceb
date: Mar. 21st, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)

Okay, that's glorious, and not anything I'd have come across on my own. thank you. :)

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from: _dante_sparda_
date: Mar. 21st, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)

More proof of why nature is awesome.

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from: slanderouspanic
date: Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)

That is both beautiful and creepy. Thank you.

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