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Life Cycle Soap, Easter and Spring Gifts!

One of my absolute favorite insects is the stag beetle (Lucanidae). They are just so ornate and goofy looking. It also helps that in different parts of the world they video them battling one another!   I love how there is a moderator over the match! I also love that the winner just has to throw the loser off the stage!   Well these are just a few of the reasons that we have made the stag beetle as our life cycle soap! Just a few of the cool things you can learn from these life cycle bars of soap are that females actually lay an egg ball filled with microorganisms for the larvae to eat so they can digest...

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Valentines gift for your love bug!

Struggling with what to get your love bug for Valentines Day??? How about some bug soap?? What could be better for your nature lover than some nice relaxing, moisturizing soap? Our Back Yard Bug Soap celebrates lady bugs and other bugs in your back yard and comes in the traditional valentines color, red. You can even get it with a PortABug container to keep and identify your back yard bugs.   We also have great gifts for Valentines Day for kids! Get them excited for spring with lightning bug soap! Or how about our Stink Bug Farts Soap! Kids and adults love the toy bug embedded in the soap that comes with a fun fact card about the species in...

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Dragonfly Migration

The Wandering Glider dragonfly makes the longest migration of any insect known! Dragonfly migration is one of the most amazing insect events on planet Earth! The longest known migration of any insect takes place by a dragonfly called the Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens). The Wandering Glider has the largest distribution of any dragonfly and is found on all continents except Antarctica. Those found in southern Africa and India, will migrates across the Indian Ocean following the monsoon season for a distance twice as long as the Monarch butterfly in North America.   Dragonflies flying, note these are in a feeding swarm, partly indicated by the multiple directions they are facing. Compare this to the Turkey Vultures below.   Following monsoon...

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Lightning Bugs or fireflies whichever you like.

  It's cold out. 15 degrees right now and yesterday at this time it was 11 degrees. I'm not a fan. I need to think of warmer days to make it through winter. Here goes... It was only a few years ago in the middle of July, when Kendra and John were here and we were sitting on the back deck after dark watching the lightning bugs. Thousands of lightning bugs blinking in the fields around our house in central Kentucky. John got his camera out and started photographing them and the rest of us just watched the bugs and John. We were all offering our help. 😜 Now let's go way back when I was young and living in...

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Stink Bug Farts - Best Stocking Stuffer

Stink Bug Farts Soap!   Who wouldn’t want to take a bath with Stink Bug Farts?? No worries, it smells like a fruit salad! Although I do think that stink bugs smell like sour apple Jolly Ranchers. :) This soap is fun and educational. Each bar comes with one of 14 different toy arthropods embedded in it. These vary from spiders to centipedes to praying mantids.     PLUS every bar comes with a collectable card providing fun natural history facts about the bug embedded in the soap. If you collect at least 10 cards, you can play different games like Name that Bug! This is a fun game where you try and identify more bugs than anyone else! You...

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