cochineal insect


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Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti

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Meanwhile, in Armenia, there is one person who retains this knowledge, except that the Armenian cochineal insect does not exist in the country, and he helped me to make the ink which is used in the works of this installation," she explained.
Evaluation of three varieties of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Miller as hosts of the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus Costa (Homoptera: Dactylopiidae) in a semiarid area of northeastern Mexico.
The officers' jackets' were a stunning red extracted from the cochineal insect. A royal decree actually required privates' uniforms to be dyed red in order to support British agricultural interests, specifically the cultivation of the madder plant, or Rubia tinctorum.
"It's about bringing awareness to the people of the dangers and extinction of the animals, which are 100 per cent Mexican, such as the hummingbird, the turtle and the cochineal insect," said sculptor Emanuel Vazquez Hernandez.
Then you've almost certainly been consuming the juice of the female cochineal insect.
Under a microscope, to the untrained eye of someone who had never seen a cochineal insect from Oaxaca, the specimen presented to Joseph Banks by James Anderson must have seemed similar to the "true" cochineal.
Cochineal coloring comes from the dried, crushed scales of the cochineal insect, which is found on the prickly pear cacti.
Based on such raw materials as turmeric root, tropical flowers, and the cochineal insect, all meet or exceed the European EN 13432 standard for biodegradable plastics packaging; food-packaging approvals are expected in the near future.
# The staining of eggs in Victorian times was achieved by boiling the eggs with certain flowers, leaves, log wood chips, or the cochineal insect. Spinach leaves or anemone petals were used mostly for green; the bristly gorse blossom for yellow; log wood for rich purple and the cochineal for scarlet.
Mathaf, in a note on the exhibition, says, "Delicate drawings are made on worn papers and handmade notebooks in two red inks: Armenian red, extracted from the endangered Armenian cochineal insect, and Turkish red, now used in the national flag.
The brightly-coloured snack contains a red dye processed from the dried body of the female cochineal insect, collected in central America.