C. elegans Nematode Tie Bar
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This elegant tie bar is inspired by mating Caenorhabiditis elegans nematodes. C. elegans is a non-parasitic nematode worm that is used extensively by biologists as a model organism. This worm has been the subject of many neurobiological studies, including a project in the zero gravity environment of the International Space Station to gain insight into the genetic basis of muscle atrophy. The C. elegans model depicts mating between the larger, hermaphroditic worm and the smaller, male worm.
The tie bar is 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) long and fits most men's ties.
The tie bar is 3D printed in 14K gold plated brass or sterling silver and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.