Crikey… What a little beauty!

Isn’t she lovely Isn’t she wonderful Isn’t she precious Less than 150 minutes old… Okay, so that last line of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t she lovely’ song I made up.. but hey, our Atlas Moth is out! What a little beauty! And it all happened… six days into our little ‘big brother’ experiment of training a…

The return of the greens!

Nature is truly amazing. About eleven days ago when I first checked out the atlas caterpillars (or the remaining of those which had not morphed into cocoons), the Camphor tree which was the host tree was nearly bare. You can check the picture in Danny’s blog earlier. After our weekly department meeting today, we checked…

Today’s Discovery – Shake it, pupa, shake it!

I like to make discoveries – making an observation and figuring out something I didn’t know before. Quite often, this happens in our Ecogarden. Like today, when I checked on the Atlas Moth pupae that have caused quite a stir among some of our staff here at the Science Centre. All those remaining caterpillars still roaming…

Spotting a Cocoon Retreat

I returned to work after a two-day hiatus, and was greeted with an exciting buzz over cocoon couture in our Ecogarden! Well I’ll be! This workplace continues to throw up surprises! Insect enthusiast and science educator, Li Hui filled me in on the details… Over the last few days, a mini truckload of Atlas Moth caterpillars…