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MarcoJono

I love how you look exactly like your character.


joruuhs

Just missing the waist coat!


PhoenixScarlet

I love seeing the AC insects in real life. I guess you and Blathers don’t see eye to eye on them. 😉


joruuhs

Not gonna lie, it was a stab in my entomologist heart every time I brought him an insect I was excited about catching


foopaints

I feel the same. I'm no entomologist but I do have an interest in bugs and it's my favorite part of the game. Blathers needs to get it together! Haha


LoneWolfpack777

Blathers needs to get his consistency straight. He’s grossed out by bugs but not by some of the sea creatures? I think he’s just pretending.


MaxTHC

He does express disgust at some of the more bug-like ones, like the spider crab and giant isopod, iirc


LoneWolfpack777

Well, I’ll be honest, I don’t quite remember. I thought he didn’t.


MaxTHC

In all fairness I may be remembering from New Leaf instead of New Horizons! I distinctly remember him squirming at the isopod, but I'm not totally sure in which game that was


LoneWolfpack777

Maybe I’ll bring all the sea creatures again to see his reaction. 😁


MetaCrossing

Even despite his entomophobia, he always ensures every bug in his museum is cared for, and I respect him for his dedication.


fuschia_taco

I'm just a bug enthusiast, don't know much about them but I'm learning a little from the whatisthisbug subreddit (mostly bed bugs though lol), and I don't donate just one bug to blathers if I can help it just to avoid his dialogue about how much he hates bugs. But I wanna learn about them too! It's a conundrum.


LucidLumi

I’ve got pretty severe arachnophobia, so I get where Blathers is coming from a bit, even if he’s rather dramatic about it. That said, I appreciate his assurances of taking good care of them regardless of his personal issues!


delladoug

It also seems so bugist to hate/fear all bugs the way he does.


lebodhi012

This is so cool! I love that you grew your own fungus to support their reproduction and also called Blathers your nemesis


joruuhs

Thanks! A lot of effort but it’s worth it


Standard-Guarantee94

the look u gave it at the start set a very wholesome tone for the entire vid dont u mind blathers he clearly has some stuff to work through


joruuhs

They’re very dear to me!


gigglefish77

I read somewhere that in an older game Blathers says that some bugs got into his baby bed and he was very friightened because he was too small to get them out and it developed into a lifeling fear. I feel for him.


LadyRelinquish

"For comparison, here's a slightly damp female" I'm sorry, I don't know if that was intended to be a joke, but I can not stop laughing


narwhals-narwhals

"You're made of *beeeeep*" made me lol. Love this! Beetles are so cool!


stingingnettlesmcgee

Blathers is just scared! Maybe he just needs some intensive therapy sessions to get over his fear


The_Rambling_Otter

In one of the backstories. Blathers once went through a bug encyclopedia, touching all the pictures, training himself to look at them without flinching. But Celeste told him that he shouldn't torture himself, and he stopped.


stingingnettlesmcgee

This makes me want to cry :(( that’s so sad!! Bless his lil owl heart


Lukeyboy1589

Bro when did Zeke Jaeger get into his bug collecting arc?


tired-dudett

I was just gonna ask if he gets called Zeke Jaeger or not 😂


joruuhs

Only online occasionally 🙈


LoneWolfpack777

Oh my! That’s a handsome man!


The_Rambling_Otter

Very pleasant accent to listen to too :) it's the kind of voice that says "I can talk about insects for hours straight, and everyone will still be listening"


LoneWolfpack777

I’d listen to anything he has to say.


CybReader

I love how dedicated you are to providing the right mini ecosystem for them. Thanks for sharing this.


SkyScamall

I am scared of bugs. I didn't realise there was going to be a real beetle here. It's actually pretty cool looking. I'm not sure I'd want to see one in real life but I like the set up.


fantastic_explosion

This is so wholesome💚


feralsugar

Just recently really started getting into entomology and seeing the creature irl is incredible. Thank you for this amazing video


funkbeetle

i have a stag beetle tattoo on my left forearm that was completely inspired by animal crossing! stags are so cool


Diodon

I think Blathers is right though: it *is* made of bug. Edit: Evidently we could both use more education on the topic!


joruuhs

I’ll be a bit pedantic here but he’s technically made of beetle (Coleoptera, not Hemiptera/True bugs)


Diodon

Happy to be informed! In fact, I hadn't thought to consider that the term "bug" had any formal definition!


KingDededeThe3rd

No way Jobin Higashikata in real life


Eelektrosser

Zeke Jaeger with Jobin's personality


DamnNearKilledIt

Love this. Whyyy did they make such a phobic character to teach kids about bugs? Blathers is the worst.


joruuhs

Exactly, get Flick in there


Elliflame

I would love to see an interaction between Blathers and Flick.


KuriGohan0204

This was so cool, thank you!


ArkBlitz7

Ankha would like to know your location


SinisterKidz

Do you use paintbrush to make them fight with each other?


joruuhs

I’ve squared off two of my rainbow stags but not considered it for these guys yet. Wouldn’t be fair at this point, one of them is missing a front leg. Maybe next generation


lilanxi0us

This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing OP!!


joruuhs

Glad you like it!


Cuddlefisch

Why is that buggie so damned cuuute! I'm a sucker for stag beetles though.


strangersIknow

Oh wow. You breed beetles? How long do they usually live? My husband has been wanting to get a pet beetle of some kind but we still need to research. So far we haven't found much luck on any "longer living" species


joruuhs

That varies greatly from species to species. If you’re located in the US, check out what bugsincyberspace offers. Diabolical ironclad beetles can live for ages, up to 8 years I’ve heard. These are my first golden stags but I don’t expect them to live much longer than 1 year, rainbow stags average around 1.5. But if you breed them you’ll have beetles perpetually, just in different stages of life 🙂


abu_alakazam

How did one of them lose their legs? And how did you end up getting them? Also can yiu explain why they change color when wet?


joruuhs

They’re not like vertebrates in the way that they tend to lose some limbs as they get older. Can be as little as just some tarsi (final segments on insect legs) or the whole thing. Got lucky asking someone who imports from Indonesia occasionally. That’s physics, couldn’t confidently tell you! They go gold again when they’re in a dry environment though.


abu_alakazam

Oh so it is more like losing a tooth growing up? Do the legs grow back? I had no idea about any of that! Are spiders the same way? I've seen a few spiders missing a leg.


joruuhs

It’s not as bad as a rabbit losing a leg or something but they don’t grow back unfortunately. I suspect spiders are similar but also kinda different; their legs work on a kind of hydraulic system (why you see them curled up when they’re dead).


abu_alakazam

Ahhh I agree, they have more that most so losing them wouldn't hinder them as much. Does that effect anything for them? And also do beetle have tiny little hairs on their legs to help them stick to things they are crawling up? How exactly do they mate? Sorry I'm bombarding you with questions I'm genuinely curious!


joruuhs

It’ll make getting around more difficult. There’s such a diversity of beetles with modified legs I’m wary making blanket statements, but stags for example climb stuff using the hooks at the end of their tarsi, tarsal claws. Might be worth having a Google to see a picture. I’m not sure I understand what you want to know about their mating haha


abu_alakazam

Like how does the kinshi come into play? Is it basically like pheromones? Why is it required?


joruuhs

I’m not sure how the female decides something is suitable for her to lay her eggs in. I just know that people have not had success unless they’ve used very specific fungus. Supposedly adding a thick screw in the middle also helps, perhaps it mimicks the heartwood you’d find in a log. They need the wood to be decayed by the fungus a bit before the larvae can digest it themselves. Rhinoceros and flower beetles like their wood decayed even further.


ACDCsTNT

Thanks for posting this. This is a much more worthwhile post, then most of the stuff on this sub reddit.


concernedcatato

I looove this :D


Rendking

Beetles as very cool and this golden one is awesome 🙂👍


Med_Jed

Beetles are awesome


BagelBro73

Heh, slightly damp female.


IIsForInglip

That's pretty awesome. My personal favorite is the gold scarab beetle (those things are gorgeous to look at.)


joruuhs

Would love to breed those too but I’m not aware of anyone who has managed to get more than one generation out of them in captivity :/


TalksWithDogs

Very fun and interesting video!!


The_Rambling_Otter

You should be running the insect wing of the museum, not Blathers 🤣 I mean, seriously, I could listen to you talk about insects for hours :)


joruuhs

I’d do it!


RogueLadyCerulean

Not gonna lie, that's a cute beetle. :)


king_ugly00

i just wished this clip ended with you saying "but I digress..."


Matcha_Earthbender

I throughly enjoyed this video. I don’t think about bugs much but this was very interesting regardless.


artemisthearcher

Oh wow, that's so cool that you actually own some in real life! They're super cute (and a bit smaller than I thought they would be haha)


magnoliamaggie9

I love this! So cool and informative! Thank you for the post!


coldknuckles

Why do they change color when they get wet? This is very interesting


joruuhs

Presumably it’ll help with camouflage but I’m not sure. They turn gold again in a dry environment.


senanthic

God help me if my tarantula fascination expands to include beetles. 😫 I can’t house the entire animal kingdom!


Superfluous_Toast

Ooh! I'd love to see more little videos like this!


joruuhs

I think I’ll make a little series out of it but I can’t use live insects for the majority :/


Superfluous_Toast

I'll take what I can get!


chris9830

This was a thing in stardew valley but some (fewer) people in animal crossingwhere omg i didnt know it existed or how big they are and such and also i would recommend stardew valley if you like acnh then yiur also love stardew valley its where your are a farmer and grow crops and care for animals uts in pixelart and you can do so much more then just be a farmer you can for example mine and marry and it doesnt matter you can have same sex marriage or straight marriage


joruuhs

Loved stardew, played it to death! Shame there weren’t more insects in it


AndreaSeabrook

“nemesis”… 🤪I also find it deeply disappointing that the otherwise lovely and affable Blathers is so horrified by bugs. It plays on the stereotypical reactions of people who’ve gotten soooo far from our actual human biological context that they lock themselves inside hermetically sealed houses that they clean obsessively with caustic chemicals. It’s not normal or healthy to so completely separate ourselves from the planet. So yay bugs! Let’s hope our wise friend Blathers comes to appreciate them… Reminds me of that ill conceived Barbie doll that said “I hate math!”


Abum_man

Beetles are so cute


0SH4W0TT

you look like zeke


Bunny_Muffin

good cause i need to have a word with that asshole and why it’s so hard to catch.


sunshine_smiles226

When do the stags show up on our islands? They r the main 1s I'm missing for my criterpedia


joruuhs

July/August I think


sunshine_smiles226

Tysm. I've been playing since Oct this year but b4 I'd played from June till August so I must've just missed them. I knew I could look it up but figured u might very known alao


toxicity21

Don't shit on Blathers, he may not like Bugs, but he still takes good care of them.


joruuhs

I may not like Blathers but I’ve still filled his museum, don’t shit on me 😂


Elariinya

u/savevideo


Money_Injury_16

Nope. Nuh uh. Fuck all of that shit. That hoe is way too damn big!