January 2023 Bug Box (Nocturnal Dung Beetle)
Did you miss the Scarabaeus satyrus-themed Bug Box? A few more Deluxe boxes are available now, featuring:
- Scarab top view pin
- Scarab top view iron-on patch
- Scarab in flight sticker
- Beetles & balls sticker sheet
- Scarab & dung ball spinning pin
- Scarab & dung ball stamping kit
- Magnetic fact card
The Nocturnal Dung Beetle makes the most of a common resource few others want! All dung beetles survive on the juices of animal feces. Some, like S. satyrus, roll up balls and stash them in protective burrows. Females also lay their eggs on carefully stored balls, providing food for their young until they emerge from the burrow as adults.
But it’s a tough world out there, and even this insect has competitors - including other kinds of dung beetles (and even rivals of the same species), so S. satyrus has evolved some amazing adaptations to avoid drama. It becomes active at sunset when rival species are ending their day. After collecting fresh dung, it climbs its ball and spins around to survey the sky. Using the moon, polarized light, and even the Milky Way, it can navigate in an almost straight line back to its home burrow.
This incredible creature is one of few animals and the only known insect to navigate with the light of our galaxy.
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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"