1/15/2021: Orson Wellesian monstrosity
Patience is a virtue some virtuously lack. Impatient for adult goliath beetles, one of my friends purchased an adult male from none other than Bugs in Cyberspace and had it shipped to me for safekeeping. Today I opened a large box to find an equally large beetle.
My experience with giant adult beetles is minimal, but I do recount visiting a beetle breeder and demanding to hold a female elephant beetle, only to have a single razor sharp claw touch my hand and immediately change my mind.
Perhaps I’ve grown bolder or stupider with age, but I couldn’t resist putting this big guy on my arm. I now have the stab and slash wounds to prove I survived. Certainly a momentous occasion on an otherwise dull January day.