Diatom & Hyrdozoa Flat Notecard

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Diatom & Hyrdozoa Flat Notecard

3.50

Imagery of microscopic diatoms and hydrozoa larvae grace the page on these lovely little notecards intended for the science lover. 

Diatoms are abundant algae that exist in most all aquatic environments and are distinct by the hydrated silica cell wall that looks much like glass. They are the basis of the food chain in their environment, and a very important one.

Obelia are a type of hydrozoa, relatives of sea anemones, coral and jellyfish. The planula is Obelia in its larval stage, a free-swimming microscopic organism that attaches itself to a substrate and quickly develops into a polyp that grows into a colony of polyps, a plant-like looking structure. They have stinging cells like their relatives and also take on two forms during the life-cycle: medusa and polyp.

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  • 1 flat card, blank inside
  • 4Bar size - 3 1/2" x 4 7/8"
  • French Construction Grout Gray paper
  • green envelopes
  • hand-mixed ink
  • letterpress printed: hand-fed and handcranked on a vintage Vandercook V4 press, probably named Beluga

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Cards ship within 1-5 business days in rigid stay-flat mailer.

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Due to the nature of this handmade product, color, impression layout may vary sightly from the photo shown.

 

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