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Glow In The Dark Lamps Made From Jellyfish

Could this be the best ever use for a deceased jellyfish? A bright spark has found an ingenious use for the corpses of the sea creatures: making them into glow-in-the-dark lamps.
U.S. firm The Amazing Jellyfish (theamazingjellyfish.com) take the bioluminescent bodies of creatures that have died of natural causes and encase them in resin, thus preserving not just their bodies, but also their incredible glow-in-the-dark properties.
Thanks to the phosphur proteins in their bodies - part of the defence mechanism that they use to frighten predators - jellyfish absorb light naturally, and emit it with an ethereal blueish glow when under darkened conditions.



After a jellyfish dies, the firm freeze its body using liquid nitrogen, which they then set in crystalline resin - a special sort of resin that can withstand working at ultra low temperatures - creating a cast of the body, which is set in an ovoid mould shaped like the resulting lamp.
No extra light is needed - the light the jellyfish emit in a darkened room has been absorbed during the daylight hours.

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However, some of the lamps come with a special base that can add an eerie glow to the jellyfish so that the light can be used as a more traditional light too.
The lamps are made with a variety of different jellyfish breeds, from the more common blue or yellow jellyfish, which are made into lamps costing around £20 to £25 ($25 to £29) to the Red Devil Medusa, which sells for around £110 ($169.99), or a 'rare blue green' jellyfish for £115 ($179.99).
For the squeamish, it is worth pointing out that the transparent resin, crystalline epoxy, is strong and shatterproof, so will not break if dropped.

The colourful creatures are encased in crystalline epoxy that preserves them while allowing their natural bioluminescence to keep shining:
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When the lights are off, the jellyfish glow in the dark:
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I want one

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lol now that's cool.

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Re: Glow In The Dark Lamps MAde From Jellyfish

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I want one
You copycat! I was going to say that and you copied.....me.....ummmm.....nevermind.

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Re: Glow In The Dark Lamps Made From Jellyfish

Better than a dead fish nailed to your wall I guess

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If demand for jellyfish lamps grows too much they will be killing them to make more, instead of waiting for them to die 'naturally'. They are interesting though.

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Totally want one of those

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sweet.

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Thats awesome :) I want one

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Re: Glow In The Dark Lamps Made From Jellyfish

Yes! more useless trash I can't take with me on the long ride! Better rent a storage locker.

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