Creepy Crawlies

I just found a huge stag beetle on our deck. I tried to catch him in a jar to show you, but the little jerk crawled between the deck slats, clamped on and wouldn’t budge. I could have pried him out, but I’m afraid he might have lost his legs in the process.

In college I did my senior design project on the specimen collection at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and ever since I’ve been infatuated with natural science specimens. Whether in jars of formaldehyde, pinned behind glass or stuffed and tagged, they are delightfully creepy. I must be slightly morbid.

I’m itching to own one of these beauties from Bugs Under Glass, or maybe a whole wall of them would be nice.

Bugs Under Glass

Just to clarify… Live bugs? No, thank you. Dead framed bugs? Yes, please!

One comment

  1. Sonia

    Hi Amanda, My name is Sonia and I have a bug collection. My collection is mainly bird eating spiders. The largest one is a little larger than a bowling ball. I displayed them in my living room. When I have guests over I always ask them not to forget to stop by the bug wall. I have collected them from different places over the years and am always on the look out for extra large, extra creepy specimens. I am looking for an extra large golden orb, bird eating spider at the moment. I have looked on line but it’s hard to tell how big they are if they don’t have something beside them to compare to. Have fun collecting yours!😃

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