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Nematode Face Mask featuring the digital art Nematode by Kate Solbakk

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Nematode Face Mask

Kate Solbakk

by Kate Solbakk

$16.00

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The Center for Disease Control has recommended the use of cloth face masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

This face mask is made from 100% polyester and includes two ear loops with adjustable grommets for a comfortable fit.

The printed area of the mask is approximately 7" wide by 5" tall.   This mask fits well on adult mens' faces without the grommets but, due to the adjustable grommets, can be worn snuggly by adult women, as well.

Please note - this is NOT a surgical grade mask. It is not intended for any medical or commercial uses, whatsoever. It is a simple, cloth mask designed for everyday use to cover your mouth when out in public. The mask should not be used in any medical or surgical setting.

We make no warranties that the mask prevents infections or the transmission of viruses or diseases.

Design Details

A root-feeding nematode trapped by predatory fungus.... more

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2 - 3 Business Days

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Face Mask Tags

face masks fungi biodiversity microorganisms microbiology biology nature science agriculture microscopy ecology

Digital Art Tags

digital art fungi biodiversity microorganisms microbiology biology nature science agriculture microscopy ecology

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Artist's Description

A root-feeding nematode trapped by predatory fungus. This fungus produces a chemical in the ring cells which lures the nematode in. Once a nematode is within the ring, the cells react and swell up like a balloon, forming a tight, inescapable collar. Fungal hyphae penetrate the nematode's body and slowly digest it from the inside out. In this drawing, the fungus (white) is growing along the surface of a plant's root, surrounded by root hairs. The nematode, which was moving in to feed on the root, became lured and trapped by the fungus. By trapping the nematode to feed itself, the fungus has also protected the plant. Complex interactions like this are good examples of why it is so important to protect biodiversity in the soil ecosystem as well as all others.

About Kate Solbakk

Kate Solbakk

My goal is to inspire curiosity by imagining how microscopic creatures might look if we could see them in their natural habitats, and view them as amazing wildlife rather than "specimens" in a laboratory. Many of us are unsettled by the thought of invisible microscopic life forms all around us, so I try to balance the "ick factor" by showing that these creatures can be beautiful. The microscopic world is truly fantastic and offers a lot of inspiration for fantasy themes, which you will see in some of my more playful work like the hookah-smoking tardigrade inspired by the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. I hope my art can help bring us a little bit closer to the mysterious world of microbiology that is the foundation for all our...

 

$16.00