For your reference, here is a list of approximate scores for each bug you might submit to the Bug-Off: Nat’s Wiki Page
I’ve been hunting bugs all week in preparation for this bug tournament. The Judge, known as Nat, claims he doesn’t want to eat any of the submissions. But I don’t quite believe him. Elise has set the bar high this morning, with a Tiger Butterfly that scored 52 points!
As per my experiment, I am going to post the scores and the color of the bug cage for each of my submissions to the contest.
- Darner Dragonfly – GOLD cage – 35 Points
- Peacock – GOLD cage – 66 Points
- Oak Silk Moth – GOLD cage – 82 Points
- Agrias Butterfly – PINK cage – 62 Points
- Rainbow Stag – PINK cage – 88 Points
- Emperor – PINK cage – 69 Points
- Lantern Fly – PINK cage – 82 Points
- Goliath Beetle – PINK cage – 91 Points
So according to my Rarity Research, I’m going to have to conclude that pink bug cages are a sign of extremely rare bugs. I know that the Oak Silk Moth scored pretty high, but you have to keep in mind that this moth is HUGE and size is also a factor. But if you think about it, the Rainbow Stag is a SMALL beetle and it scored higher than the Oak Silk Moth. At the end of the day, this is my deciding factor: the lowest score I received for a bug in a gold cage was 35. The lowest score I received for a pink caged bug was 62 points. Sounds like I’ve got all the proof I need!
I must say, I was cringing the whole time while handing over these bugs. They are ALL worth a decent amount of money, so part of me felt like I was throwing my money away. But, on the other hand, this was an experiment! Plus I want to WIN! So it’s worth it, I suppose. 😛 And I’d also like to point out that Nat gave me not one but TWO fire hydrants as prizes for beating my previous score. WTF? lol
I just caught a Raja Brooke. I put the bug in my house to see what color cage it lives in. The cage is PURPLE. Meh?? I didn’t know there were purple ones. Let’s see how it scores. 82 points! Not bad. But now I have NO idea where purple stands as far as rarity. I think I should give up on this experiment… lol