Tintinnid Dictyocysta Mitra Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] marine biology
Tintinnid dictyocysta mitra earring sterling silver rotation video Ontogenie
Tintinnid Dictyocysta Mitra Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] marine biology
Tintinnid Dictyocysta Mitra Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] marine biology
Tintinnid Dictyocysta Mitra Earrings [Ontogenie Science Jewelry] marine biology
Tintinnid Dictyocysta Mitra john dolan [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]

Tintinnid Dictyocysta Mitra Earrings

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Tintinnids are microzooplankton ciliates, feeding on photosynthetic algae and bacteria while they themselves are food for larger creatures like copepods and fish. These single-celled eukaryotes are distinguished by their beautiful loricas (shells) which are bell-shaped and perforated in unusual patterns. Within the lorica is a mass of cilia surrounding the mouth. The cilia not only propel the Tintinnid but also sweep food into its mouth. Tintinnids have been noted in the fossil record since the Cretaceous period and are still an abundant and important component of marine and freshwater environments today

This earring design was inspired by the lorica of Dictyocysta mitra. Earrings shown in photos are solid sterling silver. The earrings measure 1.3 cm (0.5 inch) below the loop and 0.8 cm wide (0.3 in). Each earring weighs approximately 1.8 g. 

The earrings are available in solid sterling silver or 14K gold plated brass, finished with nickel-free sterling silver or gold plated silver hooks to match, and are ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions. 

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