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Meeting one of the world's rarest insects at Melbourne Zoo

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by Nephila Edulis, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Nephila Edulis

    Nephila Edulis Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Went to the Melbourne zoo recently, they have started talks for several of the endangered species at the zoo (elephant, gorilla, etc). The talk I was most interested in was the lord Howe island stick insect presentation. They had two shed skeletons of the insects and a Petri dish with several hundred hatched eggs. Towards the middle of the presentation a live stick insect was brought out in a repurposed bird nesting box. The stick insects are long and thick, about a sling as my hand. I would definitely recommend this zoo to anybody interested n the stick insects.
     
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  2. OliverWhatever

    OliverWhatever Arachnosquire

    No pictures?:sorry:
     
  3. Nephila Edulis

    Nephila Edulis Arachnoknight Active Member

    Nope sorry. I'm going again soon so I'll try to get some
     
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  4. Nephila Edulis

    Nephila Edulis Arachnoknight Active Member

    Not allowed to take pictures or video of the stick insects apparently
     
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