Material: Chinese red-headed centipede, (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans)in a square resin casing.
The Chinese red-headed centipede, (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans) is a centipede from East Asia that can grow up to eight inches in length. It can be found in damp environments, the females are incubatorsl. They will guard their eggs by wrapping their bodies around their clutches until they hatch.
In ancient Chinese traditions, it was believed to have healing properties. Putting a Chinese red head centipede on a rash is said to speed up the healing process. In Korea, the roasted dry centipede is pulverized and used for the treatment of back pain.
Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches tall by 1 3/4 inches wide.
This item is perfect as a paperweight, educational purposes, a gift, a great conversation starter or personal use.
Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. Insects heavily impact agriculture, chemistry, biology, human/animal health, molecular science, criminology, and forensics.
Many insects have an important history throughout the world's cultures. Today, many civilizations use insects as a form of food. In ancient civilizations, insects had a special metaphysical use. Some insects were used to predict the weather, such as the way spiders weaved their webs. Certain insects, such as scarab beetles, were used to communicate with the dead.
*Please allow for some variations of insect positioning due to the natural material.