You supply the pot, we'll supply a dozen Venus Fly Trap seeds and a little sack of soil in a 4-3/8" x 2" dia plastic growing tube, plus an instruction sheet on the care and feeding of everyone's favorite meat-eating foliage. Gestation is about (14) weeks, so order early if you're planning a birthday surprise for someone.
Yes, we have a Sea Monkey® aquarium kit. The (9) piece aquarium kit
includes eggs, food, water purifier, plus an official plastic spoon,
32-page handbook, life insurance policy, growth guarantee, and the
plastic aquarium with built-in magnifiers for viewing your little
friends, and a vented cover.
When you peer through your magnifying glass at this specimen, or focus your microscope on it, even at the lower magnifications which work best, you're looking at one big bug. Make that (4) big bugs. The insects are real, encased in clear acrylic blocks 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" x up to 11/16" thick, and ready for inspection. Set 1 includes a scorpion, giant ant, wasp and a flower bug. Set 2 is a cricket, locust, yellow leaf beetle, and crab. No, not a crab louse or a crab spider, but definitely a crab ugly.
Cases for mounting butterflies, bugs, rocks, fossils or any other three
dimensional collectibles. Known as Riker mounts, these are sturdy
cardboard boxes 7/8" deep, with glass glued into the front cover for
viewing. They are filled with a fairly firm, white, expanded, synthetic,
cotton–like material. The cushiony filler holds the three–dimensional
viewee in place without pins or glue. Very handy for the proud trophy
hunter. Our smaller is 8” x 12” and the larger 12” x 16–1/2”.
…vacuuming bug gun, for humane, catch-and-release insect inspection. Young entomologists will spend hours slurping up creepy critters to study. Has a pistol grip, (2) speeds, slotted and round nose cones, catch-pot with a pivoting lid, viewer tube with magnifying cap, tweezers, and a corrugated plastic "pipe sucker" for getting into hard-to-reach bug lairs. You add (4) "AA" batteries.
And keep an eye on them with these acrylic cubes. Or keep an eye on your stamps, coins, toenails or whatever you’re into. Measures 1-1/2” with a 1-1/8” dia magnifier lens in the lid. Our each is a set of (4) cubes, (1) each at 2.5X, 3.5X, 4X and 5X, because different bugs and stuff call for different magnification levels. Ask any entomologist, or collector of...well, whatever they’re into.
And truly nifty. For aspiring paleontologists and entomologists. You chip away at a 4-1/2" x 3" x 1" block of gypsum to reveal a hunk of amber-esque resin with a genuine formerly alive insect body inside. Could be an ant, ladybug, scorpion, spider or something equally creepy. Includes a plastic chisel and a fact sheet.
Come shop our stamp emporium, then go make something of it. You pick: the Peacock is unfurled but still a majestic 1-1/2" wide x approx 6" long; the Gearbox includes (7) gears, from approx 6" dia down to 1-1/2", plus a 6" long drive train; and the Entomologist Pack has a 5" butterfly surrounded by lepidopteran script, plus (2) smaller butterflies, a bee, a beetle, a moth and a filmstrip-ish strip with (5) images. These are stamps only, so you'll need to attach them to some sort of handle and supply your own ink.
Our very first insect cookie cutter set features a butterfly, a dragonfly, a bumblebee, a ladybug that looks a bit like a squatting bear in profile, and a fifth one that some of us think is a caterpillar or a snail but the smartest among us are certain it is a slug, because who wouldn’t want to make oatmeal-raisin slugs for the kid’s birthday? All approx 3” long.
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