A. Yes. We do not alter, enhance or otherwise modify their natural colour.
A. As a matter of policy, Bits & Bugs does not sell endangered, rare or otherwise protected wildlife. The majority of Bits and Bugs specimens are abundant insect species from Government regulated ranching cooperatives in 15 Countries; your purchase actually aids environmental conservation rather than detracting from it. all bits and Bugs framed insects conform to all international standards and treaties with respect to trade in wildlife products. No export certificates or documents are required for these Non - CITES framed insects.
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A. "Insect farming provides a real and significant job opportunity for many hundreds of rural Filipino families. This activity provides much needed cash income whilst protecting native habitat from clearing for logging or often inappropriate agriculture" ...read more...
A. Under normal household lighting conditions insect colours will not fade. Continuous long-term exposure to direct sunlight can, in some specimens, result in fading.
A. Frames are made from synthetic, timber look-alike materials. Since we use no wood products in our frames, no trees are destroyed. This actually aids in insect conservation since most insects rely on trees at some point in their lifecycle. It is a sad fact that indiscriminate logging of the world's remaining rainforests for genuine wood picture framing is a far more serious environmental problem.
A. Yes. Many of the worlds' leading natural history museums selling this include : The Entomological Society of America, Houston, Harvard and New York Natural History Museums, Australian and NZ national museums, just to name a few. This product is also utilized in education by professors and instructors at a number of universities throughout the world.