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Bobbit Worm

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of mulberry tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date: December, 2014

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When I posted my Squid Worm design to Flickr, a suggestion was made (thanks, Winston!) to design a Bobbit Worm.  After looking at pictures on the internet, I was quickly sold on the idea due to the creature's freakishly vicious appearance. After a little more research, the extreme length of these things gave me a more specific inspiration - how many legs are possible if I meander the flaps up and down the paper? This idea worked exactly as I envisioned, and I was able to give my Bobbit Worm 36 body segments.