Posted by: barn owl | April 13, 2008

Osedax yarniflorax

Here’s a photo of my crocheted version of the bone-eating marine polychaete, Osedax.  I don’t have access to a whale skull, so I photographed it with a cow skull.  I made this in response to a challenge on the ScienceBlog Deep Sea News.

I’ll write up the pattern and add it to this post later-it was mostly free-form crochet, so the pattern will be more of a suggestion, than detailed instructions.  Besides, it’s best to use up scraps of yarn from other projects, to make your own Osedax.

osedax

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  1. You have time to crochet… you have time to put together a self-respecting environmental science post. 😉

    I enjoy reading your blog…

  2. You’re right, Rebecca…I need to get back to my usual blog topics!

    There are a couple of great environmental science papers I downloaded a couple of weeks ago, and they deserve some discussion. Also want to start a series on urban/suburban wildlife!

  3. Oh my god! Has it really been over a month??? I’m so sorry, but its been really busy over here trying to finish my masters degree and look for a job.

    I LOVE the wormy! I’ll make sure it gets the proper respect it deserves. Could you email me your address again though, I lost the box it came it 😦
    kzelnio at gmail dot com


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