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Day 199: Bugs in Plastic

As part of my cabinet of curiosities in my office, I have a small collection of bugs in plastic. I really love these things because, frankly, I would not (voluntarily) get this close to one of these insects/spiders in real life. It's cool to be able to look at a black scorpion up close, without fear.

In addition to the scorpion in the center, the bug in the right is a cicada and on the left is a spiny spider.


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jared said…
were did you get your bugs in plastic
I got at least two of them in a store in downtown Minneapolis called Martin Patrick 3. I have seen them on Amazon though. If you go to Amazon and search for "real bugs," you can find lots of these. Here's an example: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Bugs-Japanese-Garden-Spider/dp/B008YZENCO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1383616070&sr=8-3&keywords=real+bugs

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