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Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

It is August and even though the lightning bugs are on the decline there are still species out there making our late summer nights magical! Sidewinder Lightning Bug (Photinus brimleyi) in the woods south of Birmingham, AL. So how many species are out there?? Lightning bugs (or fireflies) are in the family Lampyridae which belongs in the order of beetles (Coleoptera). There are about 2,200 species of lightning bugs throughout the world that live in temperate and tropical environments. There are even species that are not bioluminescent and are active during the day! In the United States and Canada there are about 170 species of lightning bugs. Each species is adapted to a specific environment and when conditions are just...

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NEW SHAMPOO BARS!

We have some new products that have been selling like hot cakes. We can hardly make them fast enough. The first is our new Treehopper shampoo bar. We have worked on this bar for over a year and quite honestly when I liked it, Kendra didn't. We would change it and change it and change it and finally we have ended up with what we both think is the greatest shampoo we have ever used. We made it into a small puck shaped bar that lasts a long time. It is available in two scents: lime and coconut or rosemary mint. It needs no packaging, you can set it on your shelf in the shower or stick it in your...

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Mother's Day

Get 10 % off all our soap through May 9th using coupon code: MothersDay   It doesn't matter if you have fur babies, six or eight legged babies, or human babies you deserve to relax on Mother's Day! At Arthropod Apothecary we celebrate nature with gentle, moisturizing bug-themed soap to help you relax. We have two gift sets this year made special for you or the Mom in your life.   Mother’s Day Soap and Bath Bomb Set $30 Relax for Mother's Day with our hand picked favorites! This set comes with our Rain Beetle soap which is shea butter and nettle with a fresh rain scent. Our Clean Bee soap is made with shea and honey in a nice...

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Kentucky Derby Time!

Let's talk Derby It's the most famous horse race in the world. It takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May (this year it is May 6th). It is THE event of the year if you are a Kentuckian, like me, everyone celebrates it in one form or another. The horses are talked about and watched for months before the race.  My favorite part is listening to all the stories about each horse and owner, and how they made it to the Derby. Some may have pooled their money to buy that special horse or maybe one buys one dirt cheap and they find it's an overachiever. This makes the Derby come alive and...

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25% off Coupon code: SPRINGBUGS

Just wanted to send a springtime bug email and give you an idea for a non-candy Easter Basket gift! Bug soap screams springtime and you get the benefit of our fun fact cards so kids can learn about bugs! These soaps are great for girls and boys. Who wouldn't want stink bug farts in their Easter Basket? We also have great spa soaps for the ladies and gents. Our Rain Beetle soap is loaded with shea butter and nettle to provide a great moisturizing bar of soap. We also have beer and bourbon soap for anyone that loves a good night cap! Just use the coupon code SPRINGBUGS to get 25% off anything on our website! Hope you find lots...

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