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Venus flower basket glass sponges (Euplectella aspergillum)

Tiny glass "hairs" keep the Venus’ flower basket sea sponge stuck to the seafloor. Could these spicules inspire stronger load-bearing structures?

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Nature and more: Venus’ Flower Basket - Euplectella aspergillum ...

Venus’ Flower Basket - Euplectella aspergillum This is the bleached skeleton of the Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum, belonging to the small group of glass sponges (Hexactinellida -.

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Venus Flower Basket (euplectella aspergilium) - Hexactinellid (Porifera Hexactinellida) a deep sea glass sponge one of the most fascinating lifeforms on our planet

euplectella are tubular sponges composed of a delicate network of glassy spicules.

Stretch Panne Velvet Teal

This gorgeous stretch velour fabric has a velvety pile and about stretch across the grain for added comfort and ease. The panne nap adds shimmer and text.