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Dung Beetle with Dung Ball Sculpture Fused Glass and Woodwork

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Dung Beetle with Dung Ball Sculpture Fused Glass beetle and Wood-worked dung ball
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Dung Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae), [also known as scarab, tumblebug or roller]
A "tumblebug" is a beetle, not a true bug. It is a nickname for those kinds of Dung Beetles which mold, roll away, and bury balls of dung on which they feed. In some they lay eggs and rear their young. Created with glass, copper wire (antennae), nichrome wire (legs).

Dung [Also known as poop, excrement, crap, shit, fertilizer, guano, manure, night soil, scat, ordure, dirt, turd, poo-poo, doody, poopy, fecal matter, faecal matter, feces, faeces, BM, diarrhea, stool, coprolite, number two, pellet, blind eels, chocolate channel chewie, meadow muffin, cow pies, cowplop, cattle cookies, elk duds, road apples, cachu (Welsh), merde (French), coco (Portuguese), mierda (Spanish) kakka (Finish), scheise (German), episteyo (Greek), Srac (Polish), Cagare (Italian) Kak (Dutch), Akter (Swedish), Pupa (Turkish), Khara (Arabic). Dung is hand-turned cedar.

Beetle is approximately 5" long, 5" wide (including wire legs and antennae).
Dung ball is approx. 2 1/2" in diameter.

Original design and creation by
Jane Hartman (fused glass beetle)
Neil Hartman (cedar wood dung ball)

Dung Beetle with Dung Ball Sculpture Fused Glass and Woodwork


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, nichrome wire, copper wire, cedar, wood
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 351 reviews
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