April 2022 Bug Box (Fijian Farmer Ant)
Did you miss the Philidris nagasau themed Bug Box? A few more Deluxe boxes are available now, featuring:
- Ant and plant pin
- Ant and flower pin
- Ant and sprout patch
- Worker ants sticker sheet
- Metallic ant and seed vinyl sticker
- Magnetic fact card
- Worker ants stamping kit
The Fijian farmer ant looks unremarkable, but it has an extraordinary partnership with several species of plants, which it has domesticated to meet its own needs.
Worker ants place Squamellaria seeds high up in the crevices of tree bark and fertilize them with their own bodily waste. The seedlings sprout into strange, alien-looking growths with round, swollen bases. These odd structures are domatia: homes for ants. Inside are all the tunnels and comforts a growing colony could want.
After the plant flowers, it provides another reward for its keepers - sweet nectar stores that only the ants can reach. In return, the tiny farmers defend the plant and ensure that the next generation of seeds is cultivated with care.
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One bag to rule them all
Take your collection on the road
A bold, modern way to display your enamel treasures.
Sturdy shoulder straps, zipper closure, and easy access to your pin display give this unisex bag enduring appeal, while the minimalist look puts your pins at center stage.
Our limited edition bags are proudly made in the USA and come with numbered hard enamel snail pins.
Take your collection to the next level - out your door, for a day or night on the town.
- Fully designed and made in the USA
- 100% cotton canvas fabric / vegan-friendly
- Ample room for a laptop, records, or your daily haul
- External D-ring for keys
- Built-in liner and cover secure with Velcro
- Black bag comes with exclusive black snail logo pin / white comes with white. (Other pins not included.)
DISPLAY MODEL bag has been used and handled at in-person events &has light wear on the plastic window, and is therefore offered at a discount. This is our last in-stock bag for the season.
- Height: 16.5"
- Width: 15.75"
- Shoulder strap height: 12.5"