Dragonflies in Glass Vials

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

cork, dragonfly, luna moth, glass vial

Dimensions

Height: 4 Inches; Width: 1/2 Inches

Large dead dried dragonflies are slid into 4" glass tubes and corked. These dragonflies were found dead and no creature would ever be killed for sale in this shop.
One vial has two tiny pairs of wings.

For 300 million years, dragonflies have soared on our planet. But they only live two months in the winged stage, having spent 4 years of their lives as underwater nymphs. In flight, they can travel at 45 miles per hour, move in all six directions, hover in place, and fly backwards. They even mate in the air. A dragonfly can catch and eat its own weight in insects in 30 minutes. Mosquitoes are a favorite prey. With 20 times as much power in each of its wing strokes compared to other insects, the dragonfly lives out its numbered days with the shimmering elegance, strength, and grace of a ballet dancer. The wings are iridescent, adding a magical element. Dragonflies remind me of our short, fierce and sweet summers here in New Hampshire, and exemplify how change, adaptability and transformation have enabled them to survive on earth since the days of the dinosaurs.

The luna moth might be considered one of the most spiritual and mystical of animal totems. To meet one is a special gift, for when she is in her adult moth stage she only lives for one week. In their adult moth life, they do not eat, for they have no mouth. Their only mission is to mate and reproduce. Luna moths are most often seen in the evening, where they are attracted to the moonlight. They are gorgeous and docile and might even sit on your hand so you can see their luminous pastel green, soft silky bodies up close. Here we are sad to find them weak and tattered at the end of their lives, often literally beating themselves to death against a window trying to get at the light. The luna moth in this vial is torn and faded from her short but intense life.

Vials with monarch butterflies here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/715761857/monarch-butterfly-chrysalis-and-wings-in

Vial with red eft here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/715923813/mummified-salamander-in-vial-red-eft

Smoke free, cat free home.

Copyright (C) 2019 by Botanical Lampshades. All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without prior written permission. Do not copy listing descriptions, titles, tags, text or photos. It is copyright infringement, plagiarism, against Etsy policies and very bad karma.
Large dead dried dragonflies are slid into 4" glass tubes and corked. These dragonflies were found dead and no creature would ever be killed for sale in this shop.
One vial has two tiny pairs of wings.

For 300 million years, dragonflies have soared on our planet. But they only live two months in the winged stage, having spent 4 years of their lives as underwater nymphs. In flight, they can travel at 45 miles per hour, move in all six directions, hover in place, and fly backwards. They even mate in the air. A dragonfly can catch and eat its own weight in insects in 30 minutes. Mosquitoes are a favorite prey. With 20 times as much power in each of its wing strokes compared to other insects, the dragonfly lives out its numbered days with the shimmering elegance, strength, and grace of a ballet dancer. The wings are iridescent, adding a magical element. Dragonflies remind me of our short, fierce and sweet summers here in New Hampshire, and exemplify how change, adaptability and transformation have enabled them to survive on earth since the days of the dinosaurs.

The luna moth might be considered one of the most spiritual and mystical of animal totems. To meet one is a special gift, for when she is in her adult moth stage she only lives for one week. In their adult moth life, they do not eat, for they have no mouth. Their only mission is to mate and reproduce. Luna moths are most often seen in the evening, where they are attracted to the moonlight. They are gorgeous and docile and might even sit on your hand so you can see their luminous pastel green, soft silky bodies up close. Here we are sad to find them weak and tattered at the end of their lives, often literally beating themselves to death against a window trying to get at the light. The luna moth in this vial is torn and faded from her short but intense life.

Vials with monarch butterflies here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/715761857/monarch-butterfly-chrysalis-and-wings-in

Vial with red eft here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/715923813/mummified-salamander-in-vial-red-eft

Smoke free, cat free home.

Copyright (C) 2019 by Botanical Lampshades. All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without prior written permission. Do not copy listing descriptions, titles, tags, text or photos. It is copyright infringement, plagiarism, against Etsy policies and very bad karma.

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