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Insects and invertebrates

Our insect presentations include both live and preserved specimens. Here are just a few of the live insects and other invertebrates program participants will get to see:

Bess Bug
Photo courtesy Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University
Bess Bug:

A common beetle found around the world, this creepy crawly is also known as the 'patent leather beetle' because of its tough, shiny exoskeleton.
 
Stick Insect:

Also known as a Walking Stick, this insect uses its stick-like appearance to protect itself from predators.
Stick Insect
 
Hermit crab
Hermit Crab:

This ten-legged arthropod lives up to its name: it carries its home on its back and retreats into it when it feels disturbed.
 
Tarantula:

These giants of the spider world are actually very popular as pets, believe it or not!

Tarantula
 
giant millipede
Giant African Millipede:
Seen here in its extended position, this animal can grow to lengths of up to a foot!
 
Morpho butterfly:

These beautiful butterflies from South America have iridescent wings.

Morpho



Other insects and arthropods include:

  • Darkling beetles/mealworms
  • Silkworms
  • Ladybugs
  • Crickets
  • Hercules beetle (preserved)
  • Rhinocerous beetle (preserved)
  • Emperor scorpion

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Reptiles and Amphibians

Our reptile presentations include a variety of scaly creatures, some of which are seen here:

Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon:

This spiny lizard hails from Australia, and can run bipedally when it needs to.
 
Leopard Gecko:

Known for its leopard-like spots, this gecko from western Asia can live up to 30 years!
Leopard Gecko
 
Chameleon
Chameleon:

The legendary colour-changing reptile also has a tongue that's longer than its entire body.
 
Corn snake:

Corn snakes are not venomous, and are named for the pattern on their bellies, which resembles Indian corn.
Corn snake
 
Crocodile skink
Red-eyed crocodile skink:

These reptiles come from New Guinea, and are one of the only kinds of lizards that will vocalize when annoyed!
 



Other reptiles and amphibians include:

  • Turtles and tortoises
  • Albino frog
  • "Pac-man" frog
  • Salamanders
  • Newts
  • African fat tail gecko
  • Argentine black and white tegu
  • Horned mountain lizards
  • Red eyed tree frog
  • White's tree frog
  • Sinaloan milk snake
  • Crested gecko

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Furry Friends

Our Furry Friends presentations feature a number of small mammals from around the world, which include the following:

Ferret
Ferret:

Ferrets are actually not rodents, as commonly thought, but belong to the same family as weasels and martens. They are very curious and playful!
 
Hedgehog:

Looking like a miniature porcupine, the hedgehog will curl up into a spiny ball if it feels threatened.
Hedgehog
 
Chinchilla
Chinchilla:

Chinchillas can grow up to a foot in length, and must take regular baths in dust to remove moisture from their thick fur!
 
Skinny pig:

No, it's not a miniature hippopotamus! Skinny pigs are a kind of guinea pig that are naturally hairless.
Skinny pig
Dove
Dove:

It's not furry, but feathered! Although we're most used to seeing white doves, they actually come in all sorts of colours and patterns!



Other furry friends include:

  • Guinea pig
  • Rat
  • Russian/long-haired hamster
  • Blue dumbo rat
  • Hairless rat

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Turtles & Tortoises

The Bugman has a large collection of turtles and tortoises, which include:

Tortoise
Red-foot Tortoise:
This popular, medium-sized tortoise hails originally from South and Central America, and is known to live up to 50 years!
 
Leopard tortoise:

This tortoise comes from the African savanna, and can live up to a hundred years.
leopard tortoise
 
spur thigh
Spur thigh tortoise:

An African tortoise that lives in desert areas and burrows under the ground to keep cool.
 
Soft-shelled turtle:

These turtles have soft, leathery shells and long snouts. They can grow up to several feet!
soft shelled
 
russian tortoise
Russian tortoise:

A small tortoise that's famous for being one of the first animals sent into space!
 



Other turtles and tortoises include:

  • Box turtle
  • Red-eared slider
  • Painted map turtle
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