Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Warning; You may not want to read this while you're eating. I was reading a book on spy toys a couple of days ago and come across a rat that had been taxidermied with velcro holding its stomach shut so it could be used as a dead drop. I donít know how to taxidermy rats or have any lying around, however I did have a beetle and a micro SD card.
Materials:
• Micro SD card
• A dead beetle (preferably dry)
• Super glue (optional)
• Hot sauce (optional)
Tools:
• Small scissors
• Small knife
• Tweezers
• Small paint brush (optional)

Step 1: The wings

Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
With the tweezers crack the wing casing open. Remove the wings gripping them as close to the base as possible.

Step 2: The abdomen

Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
With the knife pierce one side of the abdomen and then cut along the both sides. Snip of the portion between the abdomen and the thorax.

Step 3: Youa??re done

Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle)
Insert the micro SD card into the cavity you have created and close the wings. If the wings keep popping back open you could hold the wing casing tightly closed and put a drop of super glue on the line between them.
Leave your dead drop in some appropriate place. It would blend in well on its back near the base of a telephone pole. You could also partly squish the head or thorax to discourage anyone like me who would actually be interested in a dead bug.
I have seen ants dragging away dead beetles. This could be solved by brushing the beetle with hot sauce.
 
 

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