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WNC Arboretum bug exhibit

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by Scolopendra, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Scolopendra

    Scolopendra Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    went to the arboretum today,after hearing a couple of weeks back that there was gonna be some kind of invert exhibit.
    'twasn't so bad. there were vinegaroons, an A.genic, S.subsipinipes, roaches, a T.blondi, etc assorted bugs. outside, attached to the lobby of the building where the exhibit is located there's a greenhouse/butterfly sanctuary which is pretty awesome. there were only a few monarch's flying around when i was there but they should have more, seeing as how there was an entire enclosure full of cocoons.
    info here and here.
    might be able to get up some pics sometime.
     
  2. bliss

    bliss Arachnoprince Old Timer

    haha what's up man!


    so you went to that? i've been meaning to. we should definitely go sometime.
     
  3. Scolopendra

    Scolopendra Arachnoknight Old Timer

    yeah, went today. was pretty neat. oh, go on a tuesday because parking is free. otherwise you end up paying $6 or something to wander around for 30 minutes.
     
  4. Scolopendra

    Scolopendra Arachnoknight Old Timer

    here's some pics.
    Mastigoproctus giganteus
    some roaches
    Hadrurus arizonensis
    Aphonopelma geniculata
    some preserved bugs
     

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  5. Scolopendra

    Scolopendra Arachnoknight Old Timer

    more...
    dead beetle in jar
    super worm beetles in this sarcophagus thing
    the sarcophagus
    T.blondi
    S.subspinipes
     

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  6. Scolopendra

    Scolopendra Arachnoknight Old Timer

    finally...
    dead butterfly/dung beetle carnival
    preserved stag(?) beetles
    monarch butterfly cocoon
    giant ant sculptures that were outside.
     

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