Found this tiny jewel bug in my shoe just now. His skin was SO SOFT OH MY GOODNESS what a cute. Didn’t seem to mind being gently handled either.
This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT GROWN UP THOUGH
have you seen the cocoon it makes though?
it’s so pretty as a baby, it looks like an actual gem. then suddenly it pupates into a net thing and when it comes out it looks like the fucking Lorax
i want to open my own reptile shop:D Don’t want none of that petsmart/petco BS
"And they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" "