Have you got tired of generic artwork? may I present to you the laser engraved, the most captivating microorganisms into 3D solid crystal glass for your viewing pleasure? Get the ultimate statement piece for your home, office, or classroom with the help of the most legendary artist of them all: Mother Nature.
The Microcosm in Glass is more than just a desk ornament, it’s a true work of art and conversation starter.
Every piece features high-quality crystal glass (that will never get yellow or get scratch like cheaper plastic alternatives), artful illumination, intricate laser detailing, and unparalleled craftsmanship.
Each microorganism featured in this collection is a genuine scientific model, as valuable for educational purposes as it is worthy of admiration.
Every virus, bacteria, and cell featured in this glass collection is captured true-to-scale and replicated from genuine scientific models.
This glass collection includes some of nature’s most fascinating microorganisms.
You can get many options in these artifacts like :
Erythrocytes are red blood cells. Formed in the bone marrow, these essential cells contain the protein hemoglobin and carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. A low level of Erythrocytes might be indicative of conditions such as anemia, malnutrition, and leukemia. The only vertebrate in the world with no erythrocytes is the crocodile ice fish!
Every Erythrocytes model is available in your choice of the following sizes:3 cm Micro Cube, 7 cm Medium Cube, 10 cm Large Cube
Your cells are essentially the building blocks of your body. They provide structure, take in nutrients from food, and convert those nutrients to energy along with performing other specialized functions. Every one of your cells contains your body’s hereditary material and can be used for things like DNA testing, genotyping, and determining genetic history. Within each cell are subcellular structures called organelles, which perform specific functions for the cell such as storing chemical energy and genetic information. In these detailed glass models, these organelles can actually be seen. You’ll be able to identify Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum, Mitochondrion, Golgi Apparatus, Nucleus, Lysosome, and Centriole.
Neurons are nervous system cells and are responsible for communicating with other cells via specialized connections called synapses. Your neurons are responsible for feelings like pain, and neuron-related disorders are amongst some of the most challenging conditions for modern science to fix. The most well-known of these is perhaps ALS, which involves the progressive degeneration of neurons over time. Fun fact: A single neuron cell can grow up to several meters in length!
Human Egg and Sperm Cell:
The human egg cell is the largest human cell, and the sperm cell is the smallest human cell. When combined in the ampulla of the fallopian tube, their chromosomes fuse to begin the process of fertilization.
Coronaviruses are a category of viruses that typically affect mammals and birds. Prior to the discovery of COVID-19, only six strains of coronavirus were known to infect humans. Of these variations, four are mild and produce only cold-like symptoms. SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 are more deadly and known to produce more serious respiratory side effects.
SARS-CoV 2 (responsible for COVID-19):
The newest and most infamous of the Coronavirus family, SARS-CoV 2 (responsible for COVID-19) is thought to bind to epithelial cells in the nasal cavity and start replicating, leading to respiratory symptoms ranging from mild to severe. With over 4 million cases worldwide, the virus is the first of its family to infect humans on a pandemic level.
Salmonella is a bacteria found in feces that can be transmitted to humans through the consumption of contaminated foods and reproduce in the intestinal tract. Salmonella infections typically mimic those of the gastrointestinal flu and resolve after a few days, but maybe deadly in immunocompromised individuals.
HIV is a retrovirus capable of copying RNA into DNA and using that copy to infect human cells. Once attached, HIV attacks the immune system—causing progressive immunodeficiency that allows other life-threatening infections to thrive.
Bacteriophages are the deadliest entities on earth, with up to 40% of ocean bacteria killed by them every single day. These highly specialized microorganisms choose one specific bacteria and some of its very close relatives to target, then use their unique structure to hijack cells with their own genetic material. Structurally, they almost look made up: Their head is an icosahedron (20 faces, 30 edges) that contains the genetic material of the virus and often sits on a long tail that has leg-like fibers.
Bacteriophages are under the microscope recently as a potential weapon against bacteria in response to the rise of the “superbug.” Because they are so highly specialized and do not affect human cells, they could potentially work against multi-drug resistant strains of many bacteria.
Tardigrade (Water Bear):
Tardigrade, commonly referred to as “Water Bears,” are eight-legged micro-animals that often live in water or moss, but can also live on land. Tardigrade can survive on all seven continents and even on the moon—making them one of nature’s toughest creatures.
Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria + Bacteriophages:
Helicobacter Pylori is a helically-shaped bacterium that can usually be found in the stomach. In general, over 50% of the world’s population has H. pylori in the upper gastrointestinal tract with it being more common in developing countries. In all events, an H.pylori infection is usually asymptomatic but is also associated with gastritis or gastric ulcers. The bacteria adapted to survive the highly acidic environment of the stomach by burrowing into the mucus lining and producing large amounts of urease. The Bacteriophages are true to scale to the bacterium and accurately represent the size difference between phages and bacteria.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the obligate human pathogen known for causing the STD gonorrhea. Left untreated, this infectious disease can cause infertility.