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You can also check with Gary Hoyle, GNSI member in Maine, who has done a
lot of museum specimen fabrications.
Gretchen



Gretchen Halpert
Illustrator/educator
Scientific Illustration Distance Program
www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
www.gretchenhalpert.com






On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:37 AM, Kask, Virge <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who has replied to my inquiry! If there are any more,
> please send them along to me personally. I have forwarded all the
> suggestions to my colleague who is heading up this project.
>
>
>
> Virge Kask
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> *Scientific Illustrator*
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>
>
> University of Connecticut
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> Biology Central Services
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> 75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3042
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> Storrs, CT 06269-3042
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>
>
> Phone: 860-486-4152
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> Facsimile: 860-486-3943
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> Email: [log in to unmask]
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> Web: www.bcs.uconn.edu
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> Location: Torrey Life Sciences, Room 168
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> *From:* Kask, Virge
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:32 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Searching for a GIANT! Ant Model Fabricator
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>
>
> Greetings,
>
> I have a colleague working on an exhibit for our Collections Department.
> Please read the following inquiry and let me know if you have suggestions.
> I can send a photo showing a mockup of the exhibit with the giant ant if
> you email me privately off the Listserve:
>
>
>
> I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a natural history model
> fabricator in the New England area. As part of an exhibit on army ants and
> their so-called “guests" (symbionts), we are looking to get a giant army
> ant model made with some of the guests attached. You can get some idea of
> what we're envisioning in the attached mock-up (although this was created
> with a generic ant, not *Eciton burchellii*). The ant could end up being
> anywhere between 8 and 12 feet long, and we are open to
> materials/fabrication techniques, with the major criteria being that it
> will be accessible to people touching it, and the lifespan of the model
> needs to be 4-5 years. We are looking for a representational level of
> detail, not an exact biological reproduction. We have up to $10K budgeted
> for the project, depending on the level of sophistication provided. We
> would consider anything from an individual artist to a larger firm, with a
> preference for the more personal.
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Virge Kask
>
> *Scientific Illustrator*
>
>
>
> University of Connecticut
>
> Biology Central Services
>
> 75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3042
>
> Storrs, CT 06269-3042
>
>
>
> Phone: 860-486-4152
>
> Facsimile: 860-486-3943
>
> Email: [log in to unmask]
>
> Web: www.bcs.uconn.edu
>
> Location: Torrey Life Sciences, Room 168
>
>
>
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