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The Everglades Enigma: A Mantis Woven from Whispers of Swamp and Shadow


Beneath the moss-draped canopy of the Everglades, where moonlight dances on cypress knees and air hangs thick with the scent of damp earth, a creature of secrets stirs. Crouched on a lily pad, its form a tapestry of bone and shadow, is the Everglades Enigma, a praying mantis unlike any other.

Its skull, carved from the base of a catfish pectoral spike, peers with eyes of startling amber. These aren't mere reflections, but windows to a soul born of the swamp's murky depths. Squirrel femur caps, once bounding through sun-dappled woods, now focus with a predator's gaze, marking every twitch of prey.


The Enigma's thorax, a mosaic of garfish vertebrae, whispers tales of ancient hunts, each weathered mark a testament to battles won and secrets kept. Its abdomen, a catfish ceratohyal, curves with the sinuous grace of its namesake, its form echoing the silent ripples that stalk its watery domain.

But it's the legs that truly steal the breath. Back legs, a lethal dance of starling tibia and alligator rib, propel it through the swamp with balletic leaps, each step echoing with the whispers of forgotten battles. The front limbs, a macabre ballet of starling humerus and catfish pectoral spikes, are blades fit for a bone-chilling waltz, while the forelimbs, Florida Everglades python mandibles, whisper promises of silent constriction, a chilling mask of the predator's past life.


Finally, the crown jewels: eastern diamondback rattlesnake fangs, glinting like obsidian daggers, complete the Enigma's arsenal. This is no mere insect, but a whisper of terror given form, a predator that stalks the shadows with the grace of a wraith, its every movement a poem of silent death.


Own a piece of the Everglades' primal magic with the Everglades Enigma. This BoneBug, a haunting ode to nature's duality and beauty, will remind you that even in the stillest shadows, the secrets of the swamp dance in the moonlight, waiting to be unraveled.

Praying Mantis BoneBug

SKU: 110111
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  • Made from natural animal bones which tend to discolor with time.  Bones will patina due the manner in which displayed and handling. 

    Keep in mind that all items are one of a kind and we are limited to what is provided to us by nature. Environmental Reclamation. 

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