Cicada Shells for spooky Halloween, five cicada shells,cicada exoskeletons clean cicada shells, pre-cleaned in alcohol creepy crawlers bugs
This listing is for five (5) cicada shells. I harvested shells near my house in the summer of 2015. The shells are carefully rinsed in alcohol (or sometimes just water and dishwashing detergent). The intended use for my cicada shells is strictly entertainment and crafts. Looks great as Halloween decoration. Also, can be used for terrariums and miniature gardens. Creepy crawlers everywhere!!!
Large quantities available. Convo me for a discount if you need large amount of these creepy shells.
Symbolic significance of cicadas and cicada shells:
Can you imagine being entombed in silent stasis for up to 17 years? That's what some North American cicada's do. Kept alive by the nutrients of the soil, fed by the root-sap of trees, the cicada sleeps underground, waiting for the right time to break the earth and burst forth in a bustle of activity. Asian symbolism took note of this as a theme of resurrection. So much so, ancient Asian burial ceremonies include the making of intricate jade figures of cicadas; these were placed in the mouths of deceased ancestors. This allowed ancestors a pleasant, tranquil after-life sleep, and gave them the ability to re-emerge in spirit to help families or accomplish goals when the timing called for their aid. A burrowed cicada could also be interpreted as a sign of the past, and it's emergence is a sign of the present.
Great shells! Perfectly clean and came in tact. Definitely ordered from here again- and thank you for the sample pieces of moss!
Apr 13, 2017 by Becca Lee
Loved these guys, great item. Going to be crafting with them very soon. C:
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