Creepy crawlers may be a downside of summer, but the many-legged critters are fascinating­—especially when they aren’t moving. No need to wait 17 years between sightings with these lucite-encased insects from HighStreet. Whether a silver-bellied beetle or an oddly friendly-looking praying mantis, these specimens are nothing if not conversation starters. Preserved insects, $18 each, HighStreet, highstreetcincinnati.com

Originally published in the July 2014 issue.

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