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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:53 pm

Very nice

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:54 pm

Very good collection. I love it:)
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Revisiting the Neotropical rhinoceros beetle, Golofa claviger (Linnaeus, 1771). This species is native to Peru and Ecuador. Here we see two major males about to engage in a territorial dispute! The upper brown figure is by Kabaya (World Insect Science 1) and the lower more yellow figure is by Sega (small series, standard).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:03 pm

You have the same kind of collecting like me, but only by insects :)

I like that :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:58 am

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You have the same kind of collecting like me, but only by insects :)

I like that :)

yes I agree with have similar collecting habits ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:58 am

Today we visit the Japanese crayfish, Cambaroides japonicus (De Haan, 1841). This species is endemic to Japan where it is considered vulnerable. This species is rather popular among Japanese manufacturers, and is often made in both brown and blue color variants:

above water, left to right:
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Tohoku)
2. F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside)
3. Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan)
4. F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside) [blue variant]

below water, left to right:
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Tohoku) [blue variant]
2. Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan) [blue variant - Special Release]
3. Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:13 am

Very nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:37 am

Beautiful diorama Applause and lovely crayfish! The blue variant looks almost magical, it must be amazing to see them in real. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:59 pm

Today we visit the mud crab (also known as a mangrove crab or black crab), Scylla serrata (Forsskal, 1775). This is an economically-important 'food' crab native to mangroves and estuaries in the Indo-Pacific [my mini diorama here might not be the best for this species, but it's currently the only marine one I have]. The figure on the right is a 'small' one by AAA (they also made a much larger model); the one on the left is by Kaiyodo (Aquatales Polyresin Series).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:24 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:55 am

You're also revisiting the way you present your figures and it looks really great! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:57 pm

Nature Techni Colour's collection of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms makes an excellent background for the pleasing fungus beetle, Micrencaustus lunulata (MacLeay, 1825) (Play Visions: Exotic Beetles), a species of Erotylidae from southeast Asia.

The fungi, clockwise from top-right [including the mushroom the beetle is sitting on]: Omphalotus japonicus, Mycena lux-coeli, Mycea sp. 1, Mycena sp. 2, Pleurotus eugrammus.

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:35 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun May 13, 2018 9:29 pm

With my cool, new acquisition it is time to revisit the cecropia moth, Hylaphora cecropia (Linnaeus, 1758). Interestingly, only one of these is a plastic/PVC toy figure! We have a magnet figurine by Doug Walpus Art Studio and a handmade model by Jetoar (Paleo-Creatures). Then there is the recent figurine of unknown origin on the flower! The very small figure is a porcelain French feve. The only figure from the familiar toy manufacturers in the large caterpillar by Safari LTD (Smithsonian Insects).

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun May 13, 2018 10:09 pm

Beautiful drunken

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Mon May 14, 2018 8:12 am

Very colorful :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat May 19, 2018 3:38 am

Descending Dynastes! This is a size comparison of 27 figures of Dynastes hercules (Linnaeus 1758). This does not include winged/flying figures, boxed figures, figures on large bases, etc (as such it is not ALL of the figures in my collection; there are about 8-10 not shown here]). They are descending from biggest to smallest! I did this a few years ago when I had fewer members of this species.

1. Subarudo
2. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2017)
3. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2017 - melanic)
4. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2016)
5. Sega (DX)
6. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles 2003)
7. Tedco Toys [adult from life cycle set]
8. unknown [dollar store figure]
8. 4D Master (Beetle Collection)
10. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
11. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Insects 2017)
12. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (Biology of the Amazon)
13. unknown [dollar store figure]
14. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2017)
15. Maruka (The Strongest Beetle Legend)
16. Sega [blue variant]
17. Sega
18. Sega (Mushi King)
19. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special) [large]
20. ShanTrip
21. Kaiyodo (Wonder Figure Collection)
22. Furuta (Chocoegg Funny Animals Series 1)
23. Hayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special) [small]
24. Sega [magnet]
25. Sega [magnet - blue variant]
26. Sega
27. Sega

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat May 19, 2018 7:31 am

What is the size of the Subarudo please?

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat May 19, 2018 8:27 am

Unbelievable!!! Thats my taste :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat May 19, 2018 2:47 pm

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What is the size of the Subarudo please?

Kiki, it is 17.5 cm including the horns and 19.0 cm including the hind legs and horns.
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Ascending Allomyrina! The Descending Dynastes was so much fun now let us go in the opposite direction with another species, Allomyrina dichotoma (Linnaeus, 1771). There are 10 figures not shown here, those are boxed figures, flying figures, and a couple female specimens.

1. unknown [possible dollhouse decor]
2. Club Earth (Backyard Bugs)
3. Sega
4. Sega
5. Sega [magnet figure]
6. Sega
7. Sega
8. Sega
9. Hawakya Toys (Insects Collection - Special) -small
10. Kabaya (World Insect Series 1)
11. Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales Series 10)
12. Kaiyodo (Insects Gather to Sap - Night Feast of Midsummer)
13. Maruka (The Strongest Beetle Legend)
14. Kabaya (Insect Directory)
15. Kayakwa Toys (Insects Collection - Special) - large
16. Sega (Mushi King)
17. Colorata (Tropical Rain Forest Rhinoceros Beetles)
18. Sega (fighting beetles - black)
19. Sega (fightint beetles - brown)
20. unknown
21. Sega
22. Rement
23. Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan Vol. 2)
24. CollectA
25. Yujin (Insects of Japan)
26. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2011)
27. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2014) - black
28. F-toys (Insect Hunter Beetle and Stag Beetle - 2014) - brown
29. MTC Trading Company (Creature Collection)
30. Sega (DX)
31. Subarudo
32. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.
33. unknown
34. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Beetles - 2017)
35. Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. (B.I.G. Insects - 2015)
36. K&M International (Wild Republic Insects Polybag)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Also very nice :)

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun May 20, 2018 2:32 am


Many hours of study have you in this world of insects. study study study

Big congrats. marvellous photos. Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Sun May 20, 2018 8:37 am

Very Happy Applause cheers sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:47 am

I love these descending comparison pictures. They're really helpful and in a single picture you give us a good idea of the comparative size of similarly themed figures. The fact that you list them is quite important or we would take years to identify them if we could ever do it. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:16 am

OK, I am either feeling creative or crazy, but here I am presenting the March of the Ants. These are my non-winged/non-flying adult ants (although it looks like I may have missed one or two...).

Clockwise, from largest to smallest; they are listed by the manufacturer and the scientific name, if known, is in brackets:

Heller [Formica rufa]
Becker & Meyer - Amazing Ant
K&M International - Insects Polybag [Camponotus species]
Safari LTD - Kidden Kingdom Insects [Solenopsis invicta]
unknown manufacturer
4D Master [Myrmecia species]
4D Master
Rubie's Costume Company - Night Creatures: Giant Insects
Learning Resources - Jumbo Insects
unknown manufacturer
K&M International - Insect Bucket [large]
Toy Major
unknown manufacturer
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. [Camponotus japonicus]
Safari LTD - life cycle
unknown manufacturer
Insect Lore - life cycle
Club Earth [Caponotus texanus]
Club Earth [Acromyrmex species]
Club Earth [Crematogaster lineolata]
Club Earth [Pheidole megacephala]
unknown manufacturer
unknown manufacturer
unknown manufacturer
Epoch [Camponotus japonicus - queen]
Safari LTD - Insects TOOB
Kaiyodo - Capsule Q Animatales - Foreign Organisms & New Friends [Linepithema humile]
unknown manufacturer
unknown manufacturer
unknown manufacturer
K&M International - Insects Nature Tube
Battat Terra - Insect World
unknown manufacturer
unknown manufacturer
Epoch [Camponotus japonicus - worker 1]
Epoch [Camponotus japonicus - worker 2]
Epoch [Camponotus japonicus - worker 3]
K&M International - Insect Bucket [small]
Groovy Tube Books - Bug Blast
unknown manufacturer
Toy Major
Funrise Toys - World of Nature Insect Collection [Pheidole megacephala]
Toy Major - Animal Planet Head Animal Tube - Insects
K&M International - Itsy Bitsies
unknown manufacturer
Funrise Toys - World of Nature Insect Collection [Dinoponera species]
unknown manufacturer [Dinoponera species]
DVS
Bullyland [mini]
Safari LTD - Good Luck Minis

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PostSubject: Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day   Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:22 am

So many ants :)

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