Micro Sola Cubes
Exploring the world of microbe.
The many strange yet intriguing forms of the microorganism, which we could not see through our daily lives, can now be put in front of our eyes with Sola cube Micro. Sola cube Micro, is a three-dimensional portrait of the microorganism, laser crystal engraved into a high transparency optical glass cube. We have worked with graphic designer to create the three-dimensional models of the portraits, by using accurate microscope photos. The two dimensional view through the microscope can now appear in three-dimensional form in front of your eyes. Enjoy the moment of gazing upon the mysterious beauty giving by the wonder of nature, with Sola cube Micro.
The spinning algae
A type of freshwater colonial green algae. The root of the name “Volvox” comes from the word volvo, meaning, “to roll” in Latin, as it spins around while it swims through the habitant. Photosynthesis can occur through the chloroplasts. The spheroid body contains two thousand somatic cells on the surface, and each cell is attached with two flagella, which pushes the body onward. Sixteen parts of gonidia grows within the main body as “the daughter Volvox” and break through the maternal colonial to form new lives. It is suggested that the unicellular organism that was relative to Chlamydomonas evolved into multicellulr organism, that is, Volvox since about fifty million years ago.
Micro fossil with glass skeleton
A kind of sea plankton that belongs to the radiolarian. Since we would like to take on the fossil aspect, we have selectively depicted the model on the skeletal structure. Please take a careful look at the beautiful three-layered biological glass skeletal structure. Imagine how the oldest fossils of radiolarian has been discovered around five hundred million years ago during the Cambrian period, which is before the existence of dinosaurs.
The hunting sun
A species of protozoa that can usually be found in lake or pond. The word “sol” meaning “sun” in Latin, and the name suggested the shape of its body is like a flaming sun with the needle-like axopodia extending from its body. Actinophrys often attaches to the bottom of the water and stays still without moving. The axopodium that extends from the body serves as a trap and Actinophrys feeds on smaller microorganisms. The body contains a nucleus in the center of its body surrounded by many vacuoles.
High transparency optical glass