There were no visitors here, only us, and they proceeded to show us some of the experiments and the insects there. I heard later that experiments are only conducted at around 10.30 am daily. We were lucky to be here at the correct time.
|The Nature Secrets Lab|
|The boys were looking at the butterflies through the magnifying glass|
An experiment to test whether plants 'drink' water. A white flower is cut and put into a test tube filled with blue food colouring. S sat on a high stool and watching the experiment. I was afraid that he might fall down the stool, as it was quite high.
|Middle flower: After half an hour, the white flower has a blue tinge.|
We also looked through the microscope to see the stomatas in the leaves.
|S is looking at the pupas in the pupae emerging case. There is even a shiny gold coloured pupae. Interesting!|
The staff there also showed us other insects such as the horned bettle (below), spiders . Some beetles had 2, 3 or 5 horns. We also saw a tarantula, crickets, caterpillars and butterflies.