Material made of beetles pressed shells

Material made of beetles pressed shells
Material made of beetles pressed shells. The insects are bred for the animal food industry, they dies three to four months after laying its eggs. The beetles are retrieved and processed in order to extract the substance chitin (after cellulose, chitin is the most common polymer on earth) present in the armor. In a chemical laboratory the shields are transformed into pure chitin and subsequently into chitosan. The material in used to make light objects and jewelry.
Renewable material
  • beetles shells