Invertebrates

The Claw and Mr Pinchy

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Emperor Scorpion
Scientific Name: 
Pandinus imperator
Notes: 

Mr Pinchy will often test parts of hands to see if they are food, but thankfully never tries too hard. The Claw will grab food in a flash, but knows what not to attack.

Henry and Friends

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Death Head Cock Roach
Scientific Name: 
Blaberus craniifer
Notes: 

These cockroaches have wings, but don’t often use them. They are much faster than the Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches.

Sid and Friends

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Madagascan Hissing Cockroach
Scientific Name: 
Gromphadorhina portentosa
Notes: 

These little guys hiss to make themselves sound big and scary like snakes.

Bounty

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Giant African Millipede
Scientific Name: 
Archispirostreptus gigas
Notes: 

Bounty is named so because she is brown on the outside and white on the inside – just like the chocolate bar. Can you guess how many legs she has...?

Boris

Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Chilean rose tarantula
Scientific Name: 
Grammostola rosea
Notes: 

The Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea), also known as the Chilean flame tarantula, Chilean fire tarantula or the Chilean red-haired tarantula or the Chilean rose hair tarantula (depending on the colour morph), originates in the northern Atacama Desert region of Chile, where it lives in the driest deserts on earth. G. rosea is a common pet of tarantula rearers. Females have been known to live as long as 15–20 years, but due to the limited time they have been available on the market (and hence for extensive study) it is possible that they may live considerably longer than 20 years.