tiny antennas


The velvet worms (Onychophora — literally “claw bearers”) are a minor ecdysozoan phylum with ~180 species. These obscurely segmented organisms have tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs and slime glands. They have variously been compared to worms with legs, caterpillars and slugs. Most common in tropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, they prey on smaller animals such as insects, which they catch by squirting an adhesive mucus. In modern zoology, they are particularly renowned for their curious mating behavior and for bearing live young.


“Once in a great while, a friend comes along, that perfect person that simply brings joy to your life and never asks for very much in return. Those friends think they give you nothing because what they do give you is SO precious that sometimes it can hardly ever be seen. And so it goes the way of all beautiful things, sometimes unappreciated for their souls, because after so many years there aren’t even words anymore. We simply wear tiny crystal antennae at all times. (I hope our Lily of the Valley understands this someday)”


Click the link to read the seller’s description which gives much more information and few more images. Really fascinating stuff. And if I was EXTREMELY rich, I wouldn’t hesitate.