Giant Microbes Review

Why Hello Little Flea!

Parasites are something that we don’t always think to teach our children about as they grow up. They’re gross, weird, unknown, or just plain forgotten about. But still a very important part of life. Giant Microbes helps to spread (no pun intended!) parasites, microorganisms, and other bugs and critters through these fun little plush animals!

They have agreed to participate in our BUG month! I had seen Giant Microbes products floating around online, and they always seemed so cool. Me, being the science geek, fell in love with their website! Maybe because Microbiology was my favorite subject in college? You can search their list of microbes under their common name (such as flea or bed bug) and their scientific name (such as Ctenocephalides felis or Cimex lectularis)! AND you can search under the type of disease it is such as Infirmities, Maladies, Critters, Aquatics, Exotics, etc.) I thought that was very very cool! (ok- so maybe I’m a bit of a science nerd!)
Even my kitty didn’t seem to mind this flea! They have a great selection of “BUGS” as you can see below!

But they are more commonly known for their viruses and bacterias! You can find “flu”, “gangrene”, “hepatitis”, “giardia”, “ebola”, “polio”, and a HUGE amount of other infectious diseases! The really awesome thing is that these diseased plushies actually look like the real microorganisms! The varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox) ACTUALLY is mirrored in the chickenpox plush! They’ve even come out now with a few vinyl diseases too!

Check out this salmonella below:
or how about a good old fashioned Streptococcus mutans (cavity?):
I love Giant Microbes! I think these would be perfect for so many different situations! You can buy your kids a cavity when they go to the dentist to get a filling. These are great gifts for a science teacher or science nerd! The bugs are just plain good for any kiddo. Pass a few diseases out to your co-workers, send them as a joke- the possibilities are endless! And you can’t beat the price! The regular size like I received is only $8.95 which I thought was very reasonable. Some of the diseases come in a petri dish size (3 plushes in a petri dish) and those are only $14.95!
Giveaway
One reader will get to choose their very own Giant Microbe plush to receive!
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I did receive a parasitic flea to keep. All opinions are 100% mine. Giveaway ends at 8 PM EST on April 18, 2011. US only.

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  1. susanlanai says:

    I'd pick the Brain Cell.
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  2. susanlanai says:

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    I follow via Google Friend Connect.
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  6. susanlanai says:

    This would be for my little one.
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  7. I like the bookworm!
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  8. I follow GM on twitter @lexigurl_17

  9. I like GM on FB: Alex Herring

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  11. This would have to be for my classroom!
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  12. I follow via GFC

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  14. Anonymous says:

    I like the chicken pox…my 1st grade students always make me laught when they call it "chicken pops". 🙂 This would have to be for my classroom.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness! The possibilities in my first grade classroom are endless!
    1)Brain Cell- for all of the brain cells we are stimulating while learning
    2)Nerve Cell- for when they are getting on my nerves! lol
    3)Book Worm- to encourage reading
    4)Louse- for head checks on Friday!

    I can't choose!
    Regina Giles
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  17. Anonymous says:

    I "like" Giant Microbes on facebook.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    I "like" Surviving a Teachers Salary on facebook.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    The Giant Microbe would definitely be for my first grade classroom!

    My son goes to UAB and the student section for the sports teams is called Gang Green. He has the gangrene Giant Microbe! lol

    Regina Giles
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  20. I would choose all, how could you not. But the Waterbear is my favorite!

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  21. I like/follow Giant Microbe on FB-danellejohns

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  23. I follow/like you on Twitter- danellejohns.

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  25. I am a GFC subscriber-danellejohnson.

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  26. This would be given to my 10 year old, he is obsessed with learning about diseases and such, for some reason he finds it fascinating. I am sure all the kids would love this, though.

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  27. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would pick the giardia.

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  28. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would give this to my nephew.

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  29. I would pick the salmonella. My dog has one of these and it is his favorite toy.

  30. littlelatina says:

    I'd say that that I'd love to get the Clap for my hubby

  31. Anonymous says:

    I like the brain cell or the maggot plush.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    I liked on FB user: GhOst
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  33. I'd pick the Flu.

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  34. Denise S. says:

    I like the blue amoeba.
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  35. Denise S. says:

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  36. Denise S. says:

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  37. Denise S. says:

    My youngest son would get this critter.
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  38. Heather T. says:

    I would give this to my youngest daughter who is 6 months old. She would just love to eat it haha 😉

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  39. speck135les says:

    bookwork definitly speck135les at yahoo

  40. Lynda Thomas says:

    I would have to choose the Bedbug. These are too cute and funny. ilikevindiesel(at)yahoo.com

  41. Lynda Thomas says:

    This would be for my son, although my husband would probably end up with it just as often. 🙂 [email protected]

  42. Anonymous says:

    I am having trouble deciding!!! Either the red blood cells or the white blood cell. Thanks!
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  43. Erin Cook says:

    If I won I would get C-diff cause its just funny working in healthcare and working around people with c-diff plus its my favorite color
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  44. Erin Cook says:

    If I won I would give the C-Diff plush to my boss at the hospital just for kicks
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  45. I would like to have the Sniffles Sound Doll or the Stem Cell! Too bad that they do not have one for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, or fibromyalgia.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
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  46. The recipient would be myself as I just love these kind of things. I would put it with my collection of science related items. My grandson has access to all of these.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
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  47. Kitty Cardero says:

    I would choose a bookworm.
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  48. Kitty Cardero says:

    I would keep the bookworm for myself.

  49. Kitty Cardero says:

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  54. I would pick Lyme Disease
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  55. I would give this to my son who wants to be a doctor.
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  56. GIANTmicrobes(R) Smooch Vinyl Figure

  57. susansmoaks says:

    if i won, i would get the Bad Breath (Porphyromonas gingivalis)
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  58. Sunflower Joy says:

    I would pick the red ant

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  59. Sunflower Joy says:

    **LIKE Giant Microbes on Facebook as Brooke S

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    *LIKE Surviving a Teachers Salary on Facebook

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  61. Sunflower Joy says:

    follow with GFC as Brooke S

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  62. Sunflower Joy says:

    my boys would be getting the ant. They love bugs

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  63. I would pick the black ant or even the white blood cell for my son.
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  64. Following GM on twitter as vanillacandi1

  65. following SaTS teachers wife on twitter as vanillacandi1

  66. My son would be receiving this item!!

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  67. i would get the krill to use in my classroom when we study the ocean! :o) but i could easily use many more! thanks for sharing!

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  68. I would pick T4 or giardia

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  69. Liked Giant Microbes on FB (Erin Greenup)

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  70. I would keep this for myself

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  71. I love Gangrene

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  72. I follow Giant Microbes on twitter
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  73. I follow Giant Microbes on Facebook
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  74. I like you on Facebook
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  75. I follow you on twitter
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  76. I would give this to my daughters
    They are so cute

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  77. I follow you on GFC

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  78. I like the Flea that you have.

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  79. The Brain cell is my choice.
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  80. The Brain cell is my choice.
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  81. The Brain cell is my choice.
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  82. The Brain cell is my choice.
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  83. The Amoeba.

  84. I'm a GFC follower.

  85. For my daughter, she just picked it out 🙂

  86. Adam Hallihan says:

    I would like West Nile. Thanks!

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