Meet the Beetles: big squirmy beetle larvae sold as novelty pets in Japanese shops

Matt Alt shot this fun video and wrote this blog post about how you can buy Rhinoceros Beetle larvae for only 98 yen each in Japanese shops. The roughly thumb-sized larva grow into big beetles that are popular pets in Japan.

Matt explains that they are known as kabuto-mushi, or "helmet bugs," for their exokeleton's resemblence of samurai armor.

And by the way, you can buy Matt's books on Japan here.