Glass Bacteria and Trilobites

There is a glass-worker on etsy who does lovely slumped glass viruses, bacteria, trilobites, etc.

Here’s the store. [etsy] These are a few images I grabbed from their listings.

Here’s a dish that’s a closeup of a bacterial colony:


  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    Meh. Why does that “plasmid” look more like a vacuole? And the Pseudomonas chromosome is circular.

  2. nifty says

    Reginald- I agree with the plasmid critique. However, a cross-sectional slice of of circular chromosome could appear to be linear.

  3. kestrel says

    I think this is pretty cool and an excellent use of a microscope. I remember telling a photographer friend that looking at parasites under a microscope is really cool and actually beautiful. He was intrigued but don’t know if he ever acted on that.

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