Thursday, October 11, 2012

Video of Lord Howe Stick Insect Nymph Hatching

So after reading the article about the stick insects found on Balls Pyramid, I did a little research, just to get a bit of context and I stumbled upon this video of one of the nymphs in the zoo hatching!

When it first emerges, it seems like just a strange green glob, and even after the majority of it's body is out, the rest of it is all legs, and (well, to me) it got a little frustrating watching it struggle to pull them out. 

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.

Originally seen in an npr article.

Also, in case you were wondering what Balls Pyramid looks like, it really is all cliff:

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