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Started by bmathison1972, November 23, 2017, 02:07:02 PM
Quote from: brontodocus on December 18, 2017, 09:08:39 PMA strange set with many interesting representatives! At first I thought those were magnets (there are quite a lot of these insect or arthropod magnets around which seem to be made in the same way with legs and antennae made out of wire). Although I'm not a big fan of those wire-legged fridge magnet style figures I must admit that some are quite unique choices species wide. I also have a handful of similarly made figures (with magnets) hanging on our fridge. Some of mine were given to me by a friend who bought them in India and said they were very cheap and widely available. It's nice to see that your set includes two heteropterans and I'm quite surprised they chose a member of Miridae. I have a magnet of another shield bug somewhere but I can't find it right at the moment. Sometimes even amphibians are made in a similar style, I have two generic treefrogs, one frog that looks like a Pelophylax sp., and the weirdest of them all, a Crested Newt which is uniformly purple. But I must admit, usually the legs and antennae are so generic that I'm really not very fond of them. However, there are exceptions, e.g. the legs on your Allomyrina dichotoma look a lot better than those on most of the others.