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Giantmicrobes: Bookworm

GIANTmicrobes are stuffed representations of actual microbes. They are a fun and creative way to start the discussion about microbes.

Do you have a favorite bookworm? We do! And our book-lover is sure to interest just about any bibliophile.

Lots of microorganisms like to curl up with a good book – and eat it. Silverfish and booklice are some of the more commonly encountered specimens, not to mention termites, moths, cockroaches, and multiple types of beetles.  However, Anobium punctatum is the classic bookworm primarily responsible for tunneling holes through the pages of old codices and manuscripts. (A. punctatum also works a day job as the common furniture beetle, which is where it is more often encountered today.)

Great gift for teachers, librarians, parents, kids, and friends!  Fun reward for reading accomplishments.

Contains: one Bookworm plush, with a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe.

Care:  surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.

Made of:  polyester fiber fill inside.

Measures:  approx. 7 inches long.

Ages:  3 and up.