cicada shells cicada skin cicada exoskeleton molted cicada outer shell for curio For Sale
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cicada shells cicada skin cicada exoskeleton molted cicada outer shell for curio:
Cicada Shells for spooky Halloween, six cicada shells,cicada exoskeletons clean cicada shells, pre-cleaned in alcohol creepy crawlers bugs
This listing is for six (6) cicada shells.
The shells are carefully rinsed in alcohol. Looks great as Halloween decoration. Will pack carefully so that shells don't break during the shipping. I have sold many of this and customers are really happy.
Would look great on a display in a curio, or as a teaching material for biology teachers.
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.