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DIY: Electric fish lights up this Christmas tree

Want to make your own electric fish Christmas tree? Get the simple do-it-yourself instructions here.

Gymnarchus electric fish
Gymnarchus is an example of a weakly electric fish that is able to detect and locate electric fields. (Credit: Thesupermat/Wikimedia Commons)


This christmas tree is not “powered” by electric fish, rather it is controlled by an electric fish.

Weakly electric fish continuously produce pulses of electricity for communication and navigation in their environments—every time the fish produces a pulse, the tree lights up.

Find out how to make your own fish-controlled tree at Professor Jason Gallant’s blog.

Source: Jason Gallant/Michigan State University