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Caulobacter Bacteria Wool Catnip Cat Toy

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A member of my favorite bacterial genera, Caulobacter needs few nutrients and can be found nearly everywhere! Probably even in your cat's water dish. Both the real thing and this catnip version are harmless.

Caulobacter has a very neat life cycle where the mother cell is attached to a surface by a holdfast, and the daughter cell grows out of the end. When mature, the daughter uses it's flagellum to swim away to greener pastures. In this case, your cat's mouth.

Mint green mother cell and attached daughter cell. The holdfast is pale yellow and the flagellum is pale orange.

14 cm (5.5 inches) from stalk holdfast to the tip of the daughter cell. The flagellum is an additional 12.5 cm (5 inches). Both cells are linked by an internal string.

Handmade needle felted cat toy filled with catnip and designed for pure feline destruction!

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Caulobacter Bacteria Wool Catnip Cat Toy


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, catnip, embroidery thread
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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