Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Giant Weta



Wetas are natives to New Zealand and are the world's largest kind of cricket. They weight around 20-30 gm. A female weta, when pregnant, can weight up to 70 gm, heavier than a sparrow! Their diet is mostly veggies and fruits. They tend to be not very social but are pretty passive. Who wouldn't want a cute little (well, not so little) weta as a pet?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

pooo this poo

Jessica said...

Looks too much like the feared potato bug of North America. Thats one big cricket!

rob said...

Had an amazing GIANT weta experience the ohter night. CHeck out this video of the male and female in hand!

http://blog.naturespic.com/2009/10/25/a-new-weta-species-for-nz-going-back-to-find-today.html

Cheers
Rob