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    Posted 2 months ago

    fortapache
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    Some creepy crawlies for Halloween horror. These are actual beetles incased in resin. Both are not the largest examples of these.
    Up first at about 4" long in a rhinoceros beetle. It uses its horn like appendage to pry open the windows in peoples homes . Use of deadbolts for the windows is recommended. There is a top and bottom view.
    Next is a smallish stag beetle at only 3". It will use its mandibles to slice through door hinges, window screens, car door posts and so on. After that it slices off some body parts for its brood.
    Neither of these are as scary as potato bugs.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Excellent preserved beetles, I love taxidermy Tuesdays!
    2. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 months ago
      It's Amazing how big a Beetle can get!!

      Thomas.
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 months ago
      These beetles are really gear.
    4. keramikos keramikos, 2 months ago
      fortapache, Cool. :-)

      Live, large bugs that I find indoors are lucky in that I usually try to catch and then release them back outdoors. I'd like to be able to say that it's a mercy thing, but it's really squeamishness about crushing large bugs. >8-0

      I once bought a baby rattlesnake encased in resin as a souvenir for a coworker. They were so freaked out about snakes that they kept it on their desk at work. Keeping it at home would have kept them awake at night.

      It was funny at the time, but in retrospect, I have to wonder under what circumstances a perfectly formed baby snake was preserved in resin.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. I shall keep it going.

      Thank you very much Thomas. They get a bit bigger.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel.

      Thank you very much keramikos. Not sure how that works but I think they have to be dead before going into the resin. That way they can be posed.
    6. keramikos keramikos, 2 months ago
      fortapache, It probably was; it was all coiled up. I suspect the poor thing was a casualty of an annual rattlesnake round-up in the local area.

      I bought it at a well-known tourist trap on I-40. I never failed to stop in there on road trips, because I had a morbid fascination with all of their rattlesnake paraphernalia. I was younger then and more thoughtless about both snakes and friends. >8-0
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Sounds like something that would get picked up on I 40. Especially along the part that was route 66.

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