Spiders with water droplet hats are something I really needed to know about.
I have a bad phobia of spiders but this is freaking adorable alright
It’s never too early to start planning what to offer your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. These remarkably/horrifyingly lifelike gummy grubs and caterpillars would make awesome Halloween treats. Although they may look like they just wriggled out of your nightmares, they’re actually handmade, fruit-filled sweets. They’re made in Japan at Akai Tento no Koohii Ten (The Red Tent Coffee Shop), a small coffee stand located on the east coast of Aomori Prefecture.
We can’t stop staring at these photos, because we’re convinced one of the grubs is about to twitch. Akai Tento is a small business, but these amazingly unsettling creepy-crawly gummy candies have earned the shop nationwide (and now international) attention.
Each of Akai Tento’s gruesome gummies is available to buy individually or in packs (or perhaps that should be clutches?) via Yahoo! Japan Shopping, and cost between 300 and 350 yen (US$2.80-3.20) each.
I’ve been making these hand knit acorn ornaments like a crazy lady in preparation for upcoming craft fairs this month 🍁🍂🍃
Today has been quite the adventure. Two baby squirrels fell out of their nest right in front of my house this morning. I spent a few hours observing them from inside to see if their mom would come back. After so long and mom nowhere in sight, I decided to take care of them until I brought them to a wildlife rehabilitator. It’s been a crazy long day, but so worth it!
Male Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
one of the many things I’ll miss about summer
I love their cute little alien faces 👽
I started this knitted jackalope back in ‘10. Maybe I’ll actually finish it before ‘14 ends!
Aw that’s so sweet! I release some of the moths that are in good condition, others I breed, and then sometimes I have moths that have developmental deformities (wings didn’t dry right, body stuck in the cocoon, etc.) and I keep those inside with me for the remainder of their lives because they’re not fit for survival and would definitely get eaten.
For now it’s a hobby, but I have been contemplating going back to school and majoring in biology/entomology.
My instagram is naturephilia
No worries about all the questions, I am happy to answer them :).