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An Artistic Fusion of Insect & Technology

13 Mar

In these interestingly unique creations, Mike Libby of Insect Lab fused technology and insects to create products that beat the wildest imaginations. Safe insects are imported from every corner of the globe—from Africa to Brazil to Texas and sometimes Mr. Libby’s back yard. The insects are dissected and parts from watches and electrical apparatuses such as typewriters and sewing machines are inserted into the dissected insect. Endangered insects are never used.

The beetle below is a Rhino beetle and is a Dynastidae. This piece is four and a quarter inches wide. It has brass gears and parts and a red LED. The Rhino beetle has a six-inch glass dome with a walnut base and retails at $1,425 .00.

The flower beetle below is a Rutelidae. It has steel, glass and brass gears and parts. It has a four-inch dome and walnut base and retails at $700.00. **At the time of this writing, this flower beetle has been sold.
The longhorn beetles below are of the Cerambycidae family. It has steel gears, parts and springs. The medium has a five-inch dome and walnut base and the big longhorn has a six-inch dome and walnut base. The medium longhorn beetle retails at $1,300.00 and the big longhorn beetle retails at $1,700.00.

Next up are members of the arachnidan family. The black scorpion below sports steel gears, springs and parts and is six inches long with a walnut base. It retails at $1,450.00. The tarantula has brass and steel gears, springs and parts and has a six-inch glass dome with a walnut base. The tarantula retails at $1,250.00

Why not head on over to Insect Lab, http://www.insectlabstudio.com, to view these and other insect and technology combinations? Consider this a dare!

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