Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Su­per Pow­ers

23 June–15 Oc­to­ber, Mel­bourne Mu­seum, VIC

Australian Geographic - - Walk About -

CAP­TURE A VIVID glimpse into the ge­nius of bugs in this re­veal­ing mu­seum ex­pe­ri­ence. Vis­i­tors will be guided through Bug Lab’s four im­mer­sive cham­bers and meet six ex­tra­or­di­nary crea­tures, in­clud­ing: the orchid man­tis, an in­sect that hunts prey dis­guised as a beau­ti­ful flower; the bom­bardier bee­tle, with the in­cred­i­ble abil­ity to fire a hot, nox­ious spray at ag­gres­sors; and the jewel wasp, which uses venom to paral­yse and con­trol prey. The ex­hi­bi­tion is packed with fas­ci­nat­ing sci­ence-based content look­ing at how hu­mans are adapt­ing bug tech­nol­ogy: from drones in­spired by the hum­ble house­fly, to spi­der venom be­ing used to treat cancer. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: mu­se­umvic­to­ria.com.au/mel­bourne­mu­seum/whats-on/ bug-lab

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