Monday, 22 November 2010

Pulgas Vestidas for sale

Your chance to own some dressed fleas. These tiny figures are made with a flea as the head. This particular pair have a wedding theme and are dressed as a bride and groom and are just 1/8 inch tall. The box contain the couple is just 1/4 inch tall and is mounted in a frame with a velvet surround along with a 1cent coin to show the scale.

If you are not rich enough to purchase your own fleas then there are some exhibits around the globe that also have these historical creations on show.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Flea Suppliers

One of the questions I get asked a lot is where can you buy live fleas. Unfortunately I've not found any such suppliers here in the UK and the general recommendation is to talk to a vet and get some cat fleas.

However I've just found out that Blades Biological can sell you a preserved dog flea.

Blades also do prepared flea slides and sets of preserved specimens.

Fisher Scientific also do slides with fleas.