Michael Dresdner

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Archive for December, 2007

The Shellac Story

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Laccifer lacca, a small insect about the size and color of an apple seed, swarms on certain trees in India and Thailand. Like most bugs, it eats during its larval stage, then settles down and creates a sort of cocoon in which to mature. In this case, the bugs create a huge, hard, waterproof, communal [...]

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