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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #680 on: January 19, 2020, 03:49:36 PM »
Very great! Which of these is the small figure over the rock in the center, and how much it measures?


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #681 on: January 19, 2020, 04:18:56 PM »
Very great! Which of these is the small figure over the rock in the center, and how much it measures?

@Isidro the smallest is the original Kaiyodo Chocoegg Animatales Series 2 figure. It measures 5.3 cm long.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #682 on: January 19, 2020, 05:26:12 PM »
Thanks! if it's more or less, half for the carapace and half for the telson, then it's near the maximum size that I could accept for a horseshoe. I will look for it! :)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #683 on: February 07, 2020, 12:14:18 AM »
Revisiting the emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator (Koch, 1842), new for 2020 by Mojo Fun!

For a complete review of this figure, please check out my blogpost: http://animaltoyforum.com/blog/2020/02/05/emperor-scorpion-wildlife-by-mojo-fun/


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #684 on: March 07, 2020, 07:44:48 PM »
A dust mite, Dermatophagoides sp. by an unknown Chinese manufacturer. I have a feeling the seller (AliExpress) is also the manufacturer; I emailed them a while ago, but have yet to hear back.



Here it is with the only other dust mite figure I am aware of, the rather cartoony offering by Play Visions:



EDIT: there is another dust mite sold as publicity material by Zyrtec: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=16.msg20683#msg20683

Thanks to stemturtle reminding me about it, i just ordered one on eBay :)
« Last Edit: March 08, 2020, 06:42:02 PM by bmathison1972 »

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #685 on: March 08, 2020, 09:10:01 AM »
That really makes my skin crawl  :P
Don't I take long uploading photos!

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #686 on: March 15, 2020, 08:33:39 PM »
Revisiting the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis De Geerm 1767. This is another from that unknown Chinese manufacturer, like the aforementioned dust mite and leech.


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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #687 on: March 15, 2020, 09:26:51 PM »
Revisiting the head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis De Geerm 1767. This is another from that unknown Chinese manufacturer, like the aforementioned dust mite and leech.

Your photo makes it easy to tell the head louse from the body louse. ;)  Thanks for the ID.

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #688 on: March 17, 2020, 04:18:35 PM »
Really very creepy, especially as it is on a person  :o
Don't I take long uploading photos!

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #689 on: May 26, 2020, 02:59:50 AM »
Revisiting the red-streaked box crab, Calappa lophos (Herbst, 1785) by Bandai for Dango Mushi 06, new for 2020:



Here it is with other figures by Kaiyodo (3x) and Ikimon:



Read my Blog review of it here: http://animaltoyforum.com/blog/2020/05/25/red-streaked-box-crab-dango-mushi-06-by-bandai/

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #690 on: May 27, 2020, 11:53:07 AM »
Very great looking figure
Don't I take long uploading photos!

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #691 on: July 03, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »
This is not a new figure, but rather a correction. This figure is from the Animal Kaiser collection by Bandai. I have had this figure for a couple years and assumed it was just another emperor scorpion. Turns out, it is a Tanzanian red-clawed scorpion (Pandinus cavimanus), making it one of the rare examples of a Pandinus figure specifically marketed as something other than P. imperator!!!

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #692 on: July 04, 2020, 08:32:38 AM »
It's marketed as such species? From the image one only can say that is a generic scorpion not attributable to even a family. And badly done too (the chelae are in inverted position)

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Re: Blaine's Bug of the Day
« Reply #693 on: July 04, 2020, 12:35:21 PM »
It's marketed as such species? From the image one only can say that is a generic scorpion not attributable to even a family. And badly done too (the chelae are in inverted position)

yes it is marketed as such (by common name)

 



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