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Teach kids all about night-flying insects, moths and beetles with the Illuminated Minibeast Centre. If you know a little one captivated by insects and bugs this is a great gift for eager explorers.
The box features a solar lamp on the top which glows in the dark to attract the bugs and beasties. You can inspect the box either via the top opening or through the opening side ports with the perspex windows. You can put twigs and flower stems inside to provide a temporary habitat whilst you study your bugs and beasties.
Make sure that the the rechargeable battery that powers the solar lamp gets a good charge by leaving the minibeast centre out in bright light during the day. Then in the evening, open the side windows to allow the insects attracted by the light to enter the study chamber. Importantly of course, when you’ve enjoyed looking at them just open all the windows and top and release them back into the wild.
A rope handle makes it easy to carry so you’ll want to take it out and about to collect interesting creatures. The box is made of slow-seasoned FSC certified timber making it durable and does not require any chemical treatments.