Creepy, Crawly, Fun!
This year we have run a ‘Bug Club’ every Wednesday at lunch time. We often have over 100 different students attend who come to the library and interact with our spiny leaf stick insects. The students continue to learn about their life cycle, how to care for a pet and enjoy watching and learning from them.
We have had over 200 eggs hatch and most of these have grown into full sized adults who are now laying eggs themselves.
The students who attend bug club have a strong sense of social justice and really care about them when they are injured, or nearing the end of their life as well as the eggs that are collected weekly to keep the life cycle going.
Our bug leader Jakim has designed and created an egg sorter which has been used successfully to sort eggs in mass numbers.
For some of our students who do not have pets at home, this is a great opportunity to experience caring for another.
Many students who have enjoyed the stick insects, now have them at home, so if your child is attending bug club and is interested in having one or two or more as a pet, please contact Mrs Caitlyn Lalor via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some common questions:
- How do you tell the difference between a female and a male stick insect?
- What do the eggs look like?
- How long does it take for the eggs to hatch?
- Can their legs grow back if they lose them?
- Can they fly?
- Do they bite?
- What do they eat?
- Do they make noises?