Another Obi Surplus, this Wednesday, the 7th

At this Obi Surplus there will be a demonstration on brewing kombucha


An oddity – Green hoverfly larvae

Found in a plastic bucket full of water

The larvae of this hoverfly species, Austalis copiosa, are called rat-tailed maggots. The ‘tail’ is actually a tube that acts like a long snorkel which allows the maggot to breathe while living in stagnant water; the type of smelly water you sometimes find in drains and gutters. The tube is telescopic and can be many times the length of the maggot when fully extended.

Hover Fly on Lantana, Family Syrphidae

Taken from  Queensland Museum’s website 


PLEASE NOTE: The origional hall front doors and most of the wood have found a home


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