Mussels Zebra Glass
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Students from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan wanted to help eliminate two invasive species of mussels in the Great Lakes. Emily Marquette, Mahsa Banadaki and Wei Huang transformed zebra and quagga mussels into stunning blue Zebra Glass. This material would be perfect for artisanal, industrial, ceramic glass applications. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

These two invasive species originally came from Russia and Ukraine back in the 1980s, which quickly started disturbing the Great Lakes ecosystem. How so? They are tremendous water filterers and remove massive amounts of phytoplankton and suspended particulate from the water. However, removing the phytoplankton decreases the food source for zooplankton, thus altering the food web.

AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit with Metal Body Microscope, Plastic Slides, LED Light and Carrying Box (M30-ABS-KT2-W),White
  • Beginner compound microscope provides high magnification for educational applications
  • Monocular viewing head with LED and mirror illumination and built-in color filter wheel
  • Forward-facing rotating turret provides 120x, 240x, 300x, 480x, 600x, and 1200x magnifications
  • Coaxial coarse focus has a rack-and-pinion focus mechanism on a durable and stain-resistant white metal frame
  • Comes with 52-piece accessory kit and hard-sided plastic ABS case

Mussels Zebra Glass
Mussels Zebra Glass
Mussels Zebra Glass