Tui Nature Reserve updates from 2008 - 2016

Read more about the history of Tui Nature Reserve.

Looking after the Giant Weta nymphs

Busy times looking after the Giant Weta nymphs (young). We look after almost 30 nymphs and 8 adults.

nymphall jarsBusy times looking after the Giant Weta nymphs (young). We look after almost 30 nymphs and 8 adults. The nymphs hatched in last January and they are still not much larger than the width of your thumb. They seem to be happy and you start to notice the difference in the size of them, the females will grow a lot larger than the males.
We are building new enclosures for the wetas, we will need them in the summer when more eggs will hatch.

 male female nymphs
The females nymphs are slightly larger than the males

greens
Greens for the wetas spread out

jars
Getting the jars ready. The nymphs are separated as they can eat each other

 

Tui Nature Reserve updates from 2008 - 2016

view all articles

Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust

Email: | Phone: +64 (0)27 4483447

Private Bag 65023, Havelock 7150 Marlborough