Male Stag beetles are easy to recognise by their oversized mandibles. Look for the adults on balmy summer evenings, when the males fly in search of female beetles. Once the male has found a partner, he displays his famously massive, antler-like jaws to her, and uses them to fight off rival males, in a similar fashion to deer.
Constructing the Stag beetle is a precise and very delicate task. The small and super detailed parts of the beetle-body are made of black cardboard. The shields are made of unique metallic gradient paper to mimic the colourful effect of the real exotic Stag beetles.
You can mount the beetle on the wall with or without the supplied white cardboard display. You can also put the beetle on the white cardboard display and place it on your desk, shelf, side-table or wherever!
It takes about 15 minutes to assemble the Assembli beetle yourself.