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Does the Australian Museum feed live rats to pythons?

I am often asked about what the Museum's live animals are fed. People are often curious about what we feed our Python, and when I inform them that he recieves an adult rat every two to four weeks the next question is; "do you feed him a live rat?" the answer can require some explaination.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Nov 2010

Early coral spawning this year

Most Acropora species at Lizard Island spawned on the night of 25 November this year, the third night after the full moon. On the following night, many goniasterid and favid corals spawned, and on the night after that it was the turn of Porites corals.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2010

Fish Collection tour

Join Fish Collection Manager Mark McGrouther on a quick tour through some of the Fish Collection at the Australian Museum.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2010

Design for Humanity

When a natural disaster strikes children, little children under the age of five are most at risk. Children in developing countries and those at war already have a difficult time and when a natural disaster occurs it just adds to their problems.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2010

The Harry Burrell collection digitisation project

Intern Willy Kwong describes some highlights of his project to rehouse, scan and register the wonderfully varied Harry Burrell Collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: First Black Marlin

This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line.  We show staff moving polydrums and more.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Nov 2010

What is the Search & Discover blog?

This blog provides insights about what’s happening in Search & Discover - the Australian Museum's information and resource centre.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Nov 2010

Sustainable seafood

Most people would know that we are overfishing our oceans and how this is having a huge affect on the oceans and the wildlife that live there. When you buy your seafood do you have the knowledge to make informed choices?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2010

Plastic state of mind

Music is a great way to get a message across to a large audience, especially to young people.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 22 Nov 2010

Sticky Situation

On a street post in Darlinghurst a young female Titan Stick Insect, measuring 21cm in total, was found and taken to the Australian Museum. The insect must have become separated from its gumtree, unable to fly it wandered to the nearest structure and climbed to the top. This is a tail I have heard more than a few times this Spring.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2010