Arachnids

Pippin the Tarantula

Pippin is my tarantula, Phlogius cf. papuanus. She is very cute (in my opinion) and is about 6.5cm long with her legs stretched out. We got her from The Green Scorpion, which sells invertebrates. She is very secretive and once, because of that, I thought she was dead. … Read More...

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Molluscs

Cuttlefish

Unlike nearly all other invertebrates Cuttlefish are highly intelligent. They have very big brains for their size and believe it or not, are related to snails, slugs, octopuses, squids, nautiluses, and vampire squids. Cuttlefish use hypnosis to catch their prey. They use flashing colours on their … Read More...

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Insects

Four o’clock moth

The Four O'clock Moth is a wonderfully bright moth found around Cairns. Dysphania numana has distinctive yellow and purple-black colouring. This one was spotted resting on clothes drying outside on a washing line. Named the 4 O'clock Moth (or Four O'clock Moth), these are often spotted late … Read More...

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