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My February Love story (buggy of course)!

My February love story is for a bug (of course). I have LOVED stalk-eyed flies ever since I saw them in a biology book as a child. How can something look so wild and still be able to move around, feed and mate? These obscure tiny critters have modified eyes that at the ends of long stalks on either side of the head. Note the tiny antennae on the end of these stalks as well. LOL, what funny, cool, amazing creatures. It always made me wonder what it would be like to have giant yardsticks coming off my head and how often would I run into stuff?? I never thought I would get a chance to see one in the...

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Luna Moths are Out in Force!

We have been black lighting at night in our back yard. If you are not familiar with black lighting, it is basically placing a really bright light bulb in front of a white sheet to attract all sorts of different insects. Well, at our house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we have started getting the beautiful and unmistakable luna moths arriving!! We got our first luna moth (Actias luna) about a week and a half ago. It was still getting pretty cold at night and this little guy was pretty cold in the morning so he let me gently pick him up and get a selfie with him! You have to be careful so you don't remove any of the scales on...

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Children's soap!

Our signature product is our children's soaps. These soaps are like no other soap on the market and if you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or know an insect lover, let me tell you why this is a great gift! I mean, who wouldn’t want Stink Bug Farts in their stocking??? Let me start by telling you how this soap came to be. Kendra and I had been making soaps for family and friends and we had four basic recipes we perfected. Using those basic recipes, we would add different natural ingredients to create unique soaps. Kendra and John do outreach with Arthropods or what we normal people (wink wink) call bugs. I guess you would call me a...

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