As cool as these critters are, it’s not necessarily something you should try at home, unless you are an expert (or have an expert nearby). Not all insects are benign; let’s not forget that a live cockroach was once found crawling around a woman’s skull, and that the pain from some insect stingers has been described as “spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid onto a cut.”

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