Dictyostelium Slime Mold Pendant

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Commonly known as "slime mold," Dictyostelium is a genus of social amoebae that live in the soil and feed on bacteria. They have a relatively short life cycle characterized by four different stages: vegetative, aggregation, migration, and culmination. This pendant represents the aggregation stage when starving amoebae emit cAMP, a signaling molecule that causes individual amoeboid Dictyostelium to move and aggregate at a central location (shown in the center of this pendant). The amoebae adhere to each other through the production of sticky glycoprotein molecules on their surface. The paths of their aggregation are depicted in this unique pendant.

This pendant is 3.1 cm in diameter.

The pendant is available in solid sterling silver, brass, bronze or 14K gold plated brass and shipped with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.

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If jewelry is not indicated as "in stock" above the add to cart button, it will  be pre-ordered and usually ships in three weeks or less.

Orders totaling more than 100 Euros ship free.

For orders less than 100 Euro, a shipping cost of 5.45 Euro will be added at checkout.

You will be notified by mail when your order ships and given a tracking number so that you can follow your shipment. Ontogenie jewelry is shipped internationally from Germany via Deutsche Post. Your jewelry will be gift-wrapped in original Ontogenie packaging.

Approximate delivery times are listed below. During the December holidays, delivery times are typically longer.

Germany  2 - 4 days
European Union 3 - 5 days
Rest of the World 7 - 10 days

 

In the unlikely event that your jewelry shipment is delayed by your local customs office, Ontogenie is not liable for any fees incurred.

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Orders totaling more than 100 Euros ship free.

For orders less than 100 Euro, a shipping cost of 5.45 Euro will be added at checkout.

Ontogenie t-shirts are printed in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and Riga, Latvia in Europe. T-shirt printing requires 2-7 days fulfilment time. After fulfilment, your shipment should arrive in 3-10 business days.

In the unlikely event that your shirt shipment is delayed by your local customs office, Ontogenie is not liable for any fees incurred.

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Ontogenie jewelry is 3D printed in wax and then cast in solid sterling silver, solid brass and solid bronze as well as gold-plated brass. The silver and bronze pieces, and to a lesser extent brass, will tarnish and discolor slightly over time. This is completely normal for these materials. Since moisture tends to accelerate the tarnishing process, I recommend that you don't wear the jewelry in water, e.g., while bathing, showering or swimming. The oils in your skin will also contribute to tarnishing. I recommend polishing the jewelry with a soft cloth after wear and storage in a dark, dry place to slow the oxidation which causes tarnish.

If the jewelry should tarnish, I've found that it can be returned to its original brilliance and color by using a gentle, nonabrasive silver polish. The more detailed and highly textured pieces will be more difficult to polish because of surface variations. To polish these, I recommend using a very soft toothbrush with the silver polish to allow cleaning of small crevices. After polishing, you can remove excess polish by rinsing the jewelry in water and then washing the piece in with a gentle detergent followed by a final water rinse.

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The gold-plated materials, however, should not be vigorously polished as the plating is likely to wear off over time. The gold-plated materials are much less susceptible to tarnishing and will probably never need to be polished.

All of the jewelry should be protected from impact against hard surfaces as this could cause scratches. 

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JP
03/14/2018
John P.

Dictyostelium pendant

The recipient was thrilled with this gift and (I am told) is wearing it frequently. Because she also converted her Chlamydomonas pendant to a pin (which looks great, by the way!), she can actually wear both items at once. (At least in principle - not sure that she will actually do that.)

ML
03/13/2018
Melissa L.

Gorgeous

In love with my pendant!