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PostSubject: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:14 am

Some creatures achieved extreme but somewhat similar shapes due their similar diets.
Formicivores are a iconic example. specialization to eat ants and termites gave them some similar characteristics even if they are not closely related.
Among them: long tongues, narrow snouts, strong forelegs with huge claws, etc.
Known examples are giant anteaters and tamanduas, armadillos, pangolins, aardvarks, echidnas, etc.
They are not often made in toy shape but they are incredibly exotic and beautiful.
Below some of my formicivores. Very Happy

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Giant anteater by Harriet - this figure was a surprise gift from Harriet, a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] :flower:She kindly made and sent it to me as soon as she knew giant anteaters are my favorite animals. cheers Very Happy

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Schleich giant anteater was also a gift from Suebeedo, in a early stage on my collecting hobby when a retired Schleich was an impossible task to me. To tell how nice Sue is, she also sent some figures to my niece and a box full of farm animals to a young member of STS that is not participating anymore. Sad

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Safari anteater with baby, a magnificent figure, is a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] monkey - just the best mass produced replica of this species I know. Not even Lineol or otehr brand did it better in my opinion. .cheers:

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New Ray and Veb Plaho giant anteaters

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Safari aardvark is the only representative among major brands. That African creature has a lot of character and the brand made a good work. I've got it from Kristie and I only have to feel lucky of it once it is hard to find now. flower

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Schleich armadillo and S&N echidna.
Here an example of an American and an Australian formicivores. The nine-banded armadillo is generally an insectivore although ants and termites are their prefered food. Echidnas are apparently very different from all other previous species but they also are great diggers with large claws, long and sticky tongues and have tubular snouts

I still miss a pangolin, though, these are not all my formicivores. Now it is time to see yours. bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:22 am

Nice collection of Formicivores, Roger! I really love the Schleich Armadillo! I think he is my favorite. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:04 am

Wonderful collection Roger! Like Kristie, I also love that Schleich Armadillo. And Harriet's anteater is just wonderful!!
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:29 am

GREAT collection, Roger cheers
And great topic, too Very Happy

I will have to try to wake up and get some pictures taken today when I wake up eventually. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:03 am

Some of mine Very Happy

The wonderful aardwark, - he can`t be shown too often cheers
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Echidnas, - the large version from S & N, and the cutest, little yowie Very Happy
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Some little, old anteaters .
Two beautyful, artistic clairet-models, a tiny Britains, and a lovely Starlux.
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Another great model from Safari, - the large Pinecone Pangolin cheers
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Here with his friends, the equally large AAA-anteater and the tiny Britain one fro comparison Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Great collection, Susanne! I love your pinecone! Is he as big as the Safari Aardvark?
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:30 pm

Ohh, what a lovely collections everyone I love you Too bad most of my Formicivores stayed in my collection in Poland. Here I have only few... but I will show them soon Very Happy I love this group of animals cheers
Roger Your anteater from Harriet is real jewel, big congratulations, what a beautiful figure Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): sunny sunny sunny

Susanne, starlux anteater is sooo funny Very Happy And so is Yowie Echidna, what a cutie I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:01 pm

I have some of the models already seen here so here is my very small collection-some are pictured with other models.
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:18 pm

I love the Safari Aardvark. It's on my wish list. In the meantime, these are the ones I live with:

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:53 pm

WOW, Taylor ! You have SO many great models Sad(o)):

Scott, Those Noah`s aardwarks are SO charming ! I love the picture, they look like they are up to some mischief Very Happy

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Great collection, Susanne! I love your pinecone! Is he as big as the Safari Aardvark?

Thankyou, Kristie Very Happy
Mr Aaardwark is not as big as Mrs Pinecone Wink
But they are equally cute drunken Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:49 am

Lovely figures Taylor and Scott Very Happy wow, I love these cute Yowies Very Happy
And very beautiful photo of NP aardvarks Scott cheers

I have for example these guys: Very Happy

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Here aardvarks playing with young cheetah Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:34 am

Thanks everyone to your kind comments, mainly about Schleich armadillo and Harriet's anteater. I also love them as I love all these figures you are also posting. Those are incredible creatures. Very Happy
Here are the ones I haven't shown yet. Very Happy
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Science&Nature numbat, also known as banded anteater, Prior armadillo from Kiki and the little Britains giant anteater. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:02 am

Here is my contribution.
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:57 am

Nice too see so many phantastic formicivores cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:40 pm

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Nice too see so many phantastic formicivores cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

Cool bounce cheers Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:54 pm

I have also these :) I like them, especially Colorata anteater mom with young, they are my favs Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:02 pm

BEAUTYFUL, Anna cheers

Ohh, please, do you have time to make a close-up or two of that anteater-mom/baby ? bounce Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:48 pm

A lovely army Anna cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:13 pm

Andreas is right! With all these armadillos it can only be an army. Maybe an American army of armadillos, with general anteater and the Australian soldier is only to make it looks like an United Nations army. Laughing Very beautiful! Those Colorata are fantastic and the standing armadillo is a great idea. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:49 pm

Thank You Susanne, Andreas and Roger Very Happy sunny sunny

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Andreas is right! With all these armadillos it can only be an army. Maybe an American army of armadillos, with general anteater and the Australian soldier is only to make it looks like an United Nations army. Laughing Very beautiful! Those Colorata are fantastic and the standing armadillo is a great idea. Very Happy


Laughing Laughing Ha, funny Very Happy

Susanne I will try to take photos of Colorata anteaters tomorrow Very Happy I think they deserve some close ups indeed Very Happy sunny

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PostSubject: here are my wonderful formicivore ant-eaters.   Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:03 pm

here are my wonderful formicivore ant-eaters. there are some of my real treasures here Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:25 pm

They are indeed wonderful, thank You for sharing Weaselfan cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:46 pm

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They are indeed wonderful, thank You for sharing Weaselfan cheers

thats true cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:34 pm

A really special group of animals, I don't have a single Incredible Creature from Safari, but, if I ever get some of them, my first choices will be pangolin and armadillo. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:35 pm

Here are more photos of Colorata anteater :)
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As it is in most of Colorata figures animal is possible to take off from base :)

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:40 pm

Great topic! And so much nice photos. Here are some of mine:

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:44 pm

Wow, they are so lovely Yvette Very Happy I just notice how nice is the smaller AAA version of anteater, did I see this figure before? scratch :) Very lovely collection! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:49 pm

Thanks Anna, here is a better photo from the little AAA anteater, he is much finer as the big one.


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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Thankyou for the close-ups, Anna flower

Yvette, you surely have some great oldies, wow!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:08 pm

Arrrhw , Andreas ! What a lot of beauties you have cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:49 pm

Thank you Susanne sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: SUY   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:53 pm

very nice tamanduas, Andreas! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:16 pm

Thank you Lance sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:52 pm

Here are my (or my mother's - she's the designated chicken-herder and armadillo-watcher of the two of us, loves the things) Formicivores so far; armadillos by Safari, Toy Major and AAA, and Kaiyodo Giant anteaters (background) & armadillo (foreground). Sorry about the chaotic background - my "photography studio" - a scrap of cardboard, that is - keeps dwindling down between tears.
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:45 pm

Great Lea cheerscheerscheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:56 pm

Thank you Andreas!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:16 pm

Here are some old composition animals ... the ancestors of all those beautiful modern plastics.

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A late specimen of Pfeiffer's Tipple Topple Anteater on the left; Hausser's Elastolin on the right.

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On the left, the Chialu Anteater, with his horse-tail and amazing duck-bill; on the right, a late Lineol specimen.

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Hausser's Elastolin Pangolin on the left; Pfeiffer's Tipple Topple Pangolin on the right. Both sculptors almost certainly used the same photograph as a reference.

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An exquisite late Lineol Armadillo with a solid and dumpy Elastolin specimen by Hausser.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:29 pm

Wonderful friends!Applause Applause cheers 
Great collection!I love you I love you I love you 
I think the armadillo standing upright on the rear really good pasta and original congratulation to aquéreurs this model (which outputs batus trails).drunken bounce bounce Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:55 pm

Great contribution as usual, Sue and Lesley! flower flower
I love them all but Chialu anteater is so exotic that the figure wins a special highlight! cheers
I also love very much the pangolins, this is a very classic pose for these animals. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:41 pm


Sue and Lesley have precious jewels......

congratulations Applause Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:05 pm

Wonderful grandmas and grandpas of animal figurines Sue and Lesley cheers cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:21 pm

Oh, these composition animals are always soo nice, Lineol anteater is just amazing!! Thank you for sharing Sue and Lesley cheers sunny

Lea, you and your mother have lovely collection of Formicivores Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:25 pm

That Lineol anteater and Armadillo are indeed exquisite. The latter has almost a Maureen Love -ish flowing grace.

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Lea, you and your mother have lovely collection of Formicivores Very Happy cheers
Thank you Anna!

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:03 pm

Congratulation Lea, Sue and Lesley and thanks for the pics Very Happy 

It's the first time I see the Pfeiffer pangolin Shocked , I even never heard about it !

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:36 pm

Wow wonderful ones here! I love anteaters. Sue and Lesley - a Chialu anteater!!! How exotic, I never knew that one existed. Beautiful. Thanks you all for posting . I will have to see what I can turn up.

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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:00 am

Wonderful models Sue and Lesley!! I love that Lineol Armadillo. Lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:05 pm

I noticed that I haven't posted yet these two giant anteater! Sleep
The first one is a China hollow Schleich sized anteater that was a gift from Suebeedo! queenflower
This second one is the Lineol anteater! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Show Us Your Formicivores (Anteaters, pangolins, armadillos, echidnas, etc.)   Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:12 pm

Shocked  Rogério... your LINEOL anteater have lost something... Laughing 

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