THE AMAZING HAWAIIAN MICRO-LOBSTERS!™
LAVA & THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
(PORTAL PAGE)
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              Micro-Lobsters are the stars presented with an attractive setting scaled to focus attention on them.  Choice lava "seamount aquascapes" compliment both aesthetic and biological criteria. There is a natural symbiotic relationship between Micro-Lobsters and a unique form of Big Island Lava.  It took extensive effort to obtain the special material, to get it cleared for export, and to condition it to be a part of an extraordinary product.  This portal section shares the "behind-the-scenes" story about what we do, why we do it and other stories of lava and the beauty of nature!
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HAWAII IS LAVA!
        "The Pele Curse" grows each year to a point it has a life of its own!  To set your mind at ease, we explain the story behind the curse and how to avoid it. We introduce some basic lava forms and the beauty of nature!
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HIGH-VELOCITY PUMICE EJECTA!
        When molten lava traveling through an insulated lava tube hits an underground stream of water, tremendous steam explosions hurl lava over 1,000' into the air creating a light frothy material that will often float! This is the most beautiful kind of lava but it's too fragile for most uses. It's ideal as the focus of a Micro-Lobster seamount kingdom!
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DESIGN INSPIRATION! 
         Creating attractive landscapes is challenging.  Developing an attractive component that serves a biological function increases the challenge.  Having the designs suggest a believable aquatic scene adds further difficulty.  But we succeeded in blending all aesthetics, biological, and inspirational criteria to create an aquatic scene that the Micro-Lobsters love!
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CREATING THE SEAMOUNTS!
        If you start with unique interesting materials, you'll end up with interesting results.  But it really helps if you've had years of bonsai training.  In a very short time,  the Fuku-Bonsai staff attained a very high quality level! Each must meet size, weight, and other criteria, BUT EACH IS UNIQUE! 
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COMPLETING THE SCENE!
        In bonsai, all elements must be in scale.  Because the Micro-Lobsters are so small,  we're working with a tiny scale so no element over-whelms another.  Each component must be selected to create a whole!
THE MAGIC OF LIGHT!  
        The first Introductory Aquariums were nice and they received enthusiastic comments from our visitors who loved to examine the details with the loupe. But a whole new appreciation burst forth when we added light!  It's possible to see the caves,  crevices, and every possible detail  .  .  .  and the Micro-Lobsters become a bright dark RED!
THE MIRACLE OF AIR!
         It's hard to get people excited about air as we take it for granted.  But in addition to the miracle tasks that it accomplishes in a Micro-Lobster Aquarium or Breeding Tank, air also adds to the beauty of nature!
LAVA'S BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION! 
         In nature, Micro-Lobsters and lava go together and there is a distinct possibility that the red "opae-ula" of the Big Island may be due to the minerals in our geologically young lava. Lava also serves an important pivotal biological function that make our aquariums and breeder tanks exceptional!
 
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Fuku-Bonsai 2003          You are cordially invited to visit the home of the Micro-Lobsters at
FUKU-BONSAI CULTURAL CENTER & HAWAII STATE BONSAI REPOSITORY
     17-856 Olaa Road (PO Box 6000), Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
     Phone (808) 982-9880;  FAX (808) 982-9883
     Email:  sales@fukubonsai.com    URL:  www.fukubonsai.com or www.micro-lobster.com