Oliver Greer Bug Exhibit

Oliver Greer Bug Exhibit For a $2 admission fee, experience this online gallery of Oliver Greer's incredible insect collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico, brought to you by Santa Fe Children's Museum.

This online gallery is made up of 475 images of Oliver Greer's insect collection that has been on display at Santa Fe Children's Museum since May 2011 and will continue as an annual summer exhibition. The online exhibit provides an opportunity to view the collection close up and from angles that are not possible when visiting it in person at SFCM. To access all 475 images of this online gallery, please click the Enter Exhibit button to pay admission using paypal. Admission Fees: $2 for 24 hours $4.95 for 7 days $14.95 for 1 month Purchase a one-month admission fee to the online exhibit and receive 10% off a museum membership. Please note that a portion of admission fees go directly to support SFCM's general program and exhibit development. For more information about the online exhibit, please email [email protected].

Mission: The response to Ollie's bug collection at SFCM has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Thousands of visitors have commented that they have not seen a comparable colection at any other museum. There are 2,400 insects in 30 custom-made display cases. The smallest is 6x9 inches, and the largest is 8 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Of the 2,400 insects, 550 of these are Santa Fe-area insects found by Ollie and his friends and associates. The other 1,850 insects were purchased unmounted from 15 different dealers around the world from 1996-2007. Ollie relaxed, set, and pinned all the specimens himself, after which he composed and arranged each display. It is vitally important to know that purchasing exotic insects from overseas helps small, poor, local third-world economies, and it supports the tropical rainforests. Having this collection on display at the SFCM is a great way to educate everyone about the importance of insects.

And check out those fangs...pleasant dreams, everyone!
07/08/2012

And check out those fangs...pleasant dreams, everyone!

Here's a nice side view of my huge Goliath Birdeater...
07/08/2012

Here's a nice side view of my huge Goliath Birdeater...

And here is one of the largest tarantulas EVER, a 10.5 inch Goliath Birdeater. Got this years ago, just set it last week...
07/08/2012

And here is one of the largest tarantulas EVER, a 10.5 inch Goliath Birdeater. Got this years ago, just set it last week.

Last chance to see the 18"x12" case of 28 grasshoppers. I'm adding 35 more 'hoppers and putting them in a 24"x18" case.....
07/08/2012

Last chance to see the 18"x12" case of 28 grasshoppers. I'm adding 35 more 'hoppers and putting them in a 24"x18" case...

This is the molt of an Usumbara Tarantula, a gift from Jolynn of Peace Pets. All spiders shed their outer layer like sna...
07/08/2012

This is the molt of an Usumbara Tarantula, a gift from Jolynn of Peace Pets. All spiders shed their outer layer like snakes do. It's about 5 inches across...

This is an extraordinarily large specimen of the Golden Orb Weaver. Yes, it IS 8 inches!
07/08/2012

This is an extraordinarily large specimen of the Golden Orb Weaver. Yes, it IS 8 inches!

More tropical spiders. The mites are on the left. The big green spider is 6 inches across!
07/08/2012

More tropical spiders. The mites are on the left. The big green spider is 6 inches across!

New tropical spiders. The small ones on the left are various Gasteracanthas from Malaysia, the others are mostly wolf sp...
07/08/2012

New tropical spiders. The small ones on the left are various Gasteracanthas from Malaysia, the others are mostly wolf spiders.

Tiny mites from Peru on the left, and two giant Red Velvet Mites from the Namibia Desert in Africa. Yes, they really ARE...
07/08/2012

Tiny mites from Peru on the left, and two giant Red Velvet Mites from the Namibia Desert in Africa. Yes, they really ARE a half-inch.

And here are the top and underside of the Blue Morpho Butterfly, Morpho didius...
07/08/2012

And here are the top and underside of the Blue Morpho Butterfly, Morpho didius...

Closeup on the female Goliath Birdwing butterfly at Ventana Gallery...
07/08/2012

Closeup on the female Goliath Birdwing butterfly at Ventana Gallery...

Didn't upload like I thought; here they are...
07/08/2012

Didn't upload like I thought; here they are...

These are some specially set and framed butterflies on sale at the Ventana Fine Art Gallery on Canyon Road, where my col...
07/08/2012

These are some specially set and framed butterflies on sale at the Ventana Fine Art Gallery on Canyon Road, where my collection appeared twice for the Art Feast charity event...

Finished! This is about 4 inches across. Stay tuned, more to come...
07/08/2012

Finished! This is about 4 inches across. Stay tuned, more to come...

Almost done...
07/08/2012

Almost done...

Making good progress...
07/08/2012

Making good progress...

More legs, nice and straight...
07/08/2012

More legs, nice and straight...

Hind legs straightened and pinned...
07/08/2012

Hind legs straightened and pinned...

Here's another Malaysian wolf spider, a female this time. Much better condition, just starting on it...
07/08/2012

Here's another Malaysian wolf spider, a female this time. Much better condition, just starting on it...

Almost done. The damaged legs were reattached the next day after it dried. Note the tiny pins I use for such delicate wo...
07/08/2012

Almost done. The damaged legs were reattached the next day after it dried. Note the tiny pins I use for such delicate work...

Getting a pin through the cephalothorax to secure it to the pinning board...
07/08/2012

Getting a pin through the cephalothorax to secure it to the pinning board...

Now starting a male wolf spider from Malaysia. It was damaged, as you'll see...
07/08/2012

Now starting a male wolf spider from Malaysia. It was damaged, as you'll see...

And the finished butterfly! Every single insect in my collection has been pinned and set like this. LOTS of work, but wo...
07/08/2012

And the finished butterfly! Every single insect in my collection has been pinned and set like this. LOTS of work, but worth it.

And now the antennae...
07/08/2012

And now the antennae...

Now both sides are pinned...
07/08/2012

Now both sides are pinned...

Getting the left wing pinned in place...
07/08/2012

Getting the left wing pinned in place...

Here I am starting the process of pinning a huge Goliath Birdwing butterfly. More to come...
07/08/2012

Here I am starting the process of pinning a huge Goliath Birdwing butterfly. More to come...

06/27/2012
GIANT 2 FOOT WHIP SPIDER MEASURED BY OLIVER GREER!

Here is the biggest thing in my collection, my 24 inch Heterophrynus elephas, the giant South American Whip Spider from Peru.

I obtained it unmounted from Chuck Ianni of Ianni Butterfly Enterprises. He is at www.iannibutterfly.net. Excellent dealer.

In fact, Chuck has the distinction of providing the biggest bug in my entire collection, and that includes not just the 2400 insects on display, but also the 4600 new insects that I am currently working on.

So, three cheers for Chuck Ianni for getting me THE biggest thing in my collection!

I set and pinned this specimen myself.

Yes, this REALLY is 24 inches across!! It is not a special effect, no Photoshop, no digital enhancement, no nothin'. This is the real deal, folks!

http://www.YOUTUBE.com/watch?v=OLqg7fmVXkg

Extreme long-tailed Luna moth.
06/18/2012

Extreme long-tailed Luna moth.

Worlds Largest Moths!
06/18/2012

Worlds Largest Moths!

Oliver Greer Bug Exhibit's cover photo
05/09/2012

Oliver Greer Bug Exhibit's cover photo

Oliver Greer Bug Exhibit's cover photo
05/09/2012

Oliver Greer Bug Exhibit's cover photo

Butterflies!
05/09/2012

Butterflies!

Timeline Photos
04/29/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
04/20/2012

Timeline Photos

04/18/2012

Hey Ever'body-
I just posted some pictures of an enormous centipede that I added to my collection.
It's 11 inches long. But not to worry, the world's record longest centipede is 15 inches.
Enjoy!

From Ollie's New Insects:Giant Centipede, finished and measured...It's 11 inches long. Anyone grossed out yet?
04/18/2012

From Ollie's New Insects:
Giant Centipede, finished and measured...
It's 11 inches long.
Anyone grossed out yet?

From Ollie's New Insects:Giant Centipede, during pinning
04/18/2012

From Ollie's New Insects:
Giant Centipede, during pinning

From Ollie's New Insects: Giant Centipede, before pinning
04/18/2012

From Ollie's New Insects:
Giant Centipede, before pinning

New Purple Grasshopper for the collection!
04/18/2012

New Purple Grasshopper for the collection!

Some Giant Greek Bradyporus Crickets, new to the collection!
04/18/2012

Some Giant Greek Bradyporus Crickets, new to the collection!

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