Archive for June, 2009

What’s Brown and Sticky?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

A stick insect!

Say hello to the fab four, our new stick insects, nicknamed John, Paul, George and Ringo. These are Titan Stick Insects the largest in Australia where they originate. They have a clever method of moving around, rocking back and forth to copy the movement of the branches and twigs where they hide.

If you go down in the tunnel today you’re sure of a big surprise!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Check out these big scary beasties. They are now swimming around in our Lake tank. Are you brave enough to walk through our lake tunnel now that these Wels catfish are lurking beneath you?

Orson and Hannibal are settling in well and have been a great hit with all our visitors. I just wish they would smile more!

Our lobster gets a new look for summer!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

 

 

Check out our lobsters new outfit, as she has grown out of her old look! 

Our lobster is an invertebrate and has a hard protective exoskeleton. Like most arthropods, lobsters must molt in order to grow, leaving them vulnerable during this time. During the molting process, several species may experience a change in colour. If you look closely at the picture you can see the old exoskeleton in the top right hand corner of the picture.