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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2016, 04:33:01 PM »
Crustaceans are always my favorite part ;D

That mantis shrimp drives me crazy every time!


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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2016, 04:48:35 PM »
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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2016, 06:19:14 PM »
Wow, you almost make me collect crustaceans as well  ;)
To beetle or not to beetle.

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Re: Blaine's Bugs
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2016, 02:14:50 AM »
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Re: Blaine's Collection - on shelves
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2017, 07:51:14 PM »
Today I am re-imaging my Collection on Shelves (and renaming the thread accordingly). I always love seeing other forum members' collections as displayed so I am sharing mine. Obviously, this is not everything. My shelves highlight taxonomic and manufacturer diversity. Because of space limitations, figures by unknown (and usually generic) manufacturers are not displayed unless they are unusual taxa. Also, a lot of Toy Major and Safari TOOB/K&M tube figures are not shown.
I do show large figures by major manufacturers and most Japanese stuff (although small Sega and some Kabaya figures are not shown unless they represent unique taxa). I also show most porcelain figurines except some of the flat feves.
Also, the make-up of what's on these shelves changes as new things come in, and sometimes things on shelves get pushed into the drawers...sigh

My availability to take pics will depend on lighting in my main room, so most pics will have to be taken mid-day on weekends when I am home.

Let's start with Lepidoptera:

















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Re: Blaine's Collection - on shelves
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2017, 09:50:15 PM »
That's an impressive display!

When non-entomologist friends are over, do they ever make jokes about a can of Raid?

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Re: Blaine's Collection - on shelves
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2018, 05:50:53 PM »
OK, been a long time since I updated shots of my display cabinets. This time, the crustaceans. Like with the butterflies and moths, these are not everything. Smaller, generic figures are stored away and larger figures are randomly places around the house. Sorry the focus isn't great, given depth of space. I think I need units with more, but more shallow, shelves.





























this last display is in my bathroom:




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Re: Blaine's Collection - on shelves
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2018, 06:38:09 PM »
Please identify the creature that looks like a sand crab in the third photo between the large sow bug and huge mantis shrimp. Who is the manufacturer? Thanks.

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Re: Blaine's Collection - on shelves
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2018, 08:04:20 PM »
Please identify the creature that looks like a sand crab in the third photo between the large sow bug and huge mantis shrimp. Who is the manufacturer? Thanks.

hey James, that's a polyresin figure of an armadilidiid isopod by Martin Perry Studios.


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Re: Blaine's Collection - on shelves
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2018, 08:13:15 PM »
Lovely figure. Thanks.  :)