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Bugs Alive : A Guide to Caring for Australian Invertebrates - Alan Henderson

Bugs Alive

A Guide to Caring for Australian Invertebrates


Published: 1st February 2008
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This exciting new title is the first book on keeping Australian invertebrates; previously, only titles on European or American species were available. Bugs Alive contains detailed descriptions (life-cycle, breeding, feeding) of over 90 species, as well as detailed instructions for housing and caring for your bug. Stunning colour photographs and line-art are used extensively throughout the book to display and describe animals and their anatomy, as well as to depict construction of housing and environment.



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Amazing Australian Bug Book


from Newcastle, AU

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  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Bugs Alive:

    Ever wanted to keep a bug that you found in your backyard as a pet? This is the book for you. It covers a range of commonly found (and some not so common) Australian insects from ants, beetles, butterflies and moths, cockroaches, crickets & grasshoppers, mantis, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and millipedes and even snails and slugs. Within each of these sections there are dedicated pages for each of the most commonly found Australian bugs with great information on each including; a summary about the bug, food and water needs, weekly maintenance, how to sex them, breeding info, typical lifespan, captive behaviour and information on how to 'house' you new pet.
    There are also informative chapters on Housing requirements, Food and Health.
    The book is well written and informative without going overboard. It's the best book I've seen tailored for the everyday person who would like to keep bugs as a pet.
    If you would actually like to keep alive that amazing bug you've just stuck in a jar, then this is a book for you!

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    ISBN: 9780975837085
    ISBN-10: 0975837087
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 188
    Published: 1st February 2008
    Publisher: Museum of Victoria
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0
    Weight (kg): 0.58