Bugs Alive

A Guide to Keeping Australian Invertebrates

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Cover of Bugs Alive
Image: Alan Henderson
Source: Museum Victoria
By Alan Henderson, Deanna Henderson and Jessie Sinclair
RRP $32.95
Published by Museum Victoria
Paperback, colour illustrations, 200pp

Winner of ARAZPA best book award 2009 and a Whitley Commendation 2008

Goliath Stick Insects, Giant Burrowing Cockroaches, and Desert Scorpions are just some of the fascinating invertebrates now appearing in pet shops. These amazing animals and other bugs are becoming increasingly popular as pets and as displays in schools and zoos.

This exciting title, written by the Live Exhibits staff at Museum Victoria, is the first book on keeping Australian terrestrial invertebrates. Previously, only titles on European or American species were available. Bugs Alive contains detailed descriptions (life-cycle, breeding and feeding) of over 90 species, as well as easy to follow instructions for housing and caring for invertebrates. A wide range of terrestrial bugs are covered, including spiders, scorpions, centipedes, beetles and butterflies. Stunning colour photographs and detailed line-art feature extensively throughout the book to describe animals and their anatomy, as well as to depict types of housing, feeding methods and ideas for display.

Also available as an ebook.