Weird Things Animals Do

The title says it all really :) We're collecting teaching resources from the Learning Hub about animals (mostly New Zealand animals) that do weird stuff. #WeirdThingsAnimalsDo
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Crab larvae listen out for noises – like the snapping of kina mounths – to work out where to settle.

Crab larvae listen out for noises – like the snapping of kina mounths – to work out where to settle.

Sea slugs can accumulate huge doses of poison (tetrodotoxin) within their bodies – and we don't yet know how

Sea slugs can accumulate huge doses of poison (tetrodotoxin) within their bodies – and we don't yet know how

New Zealand's longfin eels journey thousands of kilometres to a mystery site to spawn.

New Zealand's longfin eels journey thousands of kilometres to a mystery site to spawn.

This fungus mummifies caterpillars, then grows its spores within the corpse.

This fungus mummifies caterpillars, then grows its spores within the corpse.

The New Zealand pea crab 'tickles' green-lipped mussels, sometimes for hours on end, to gain entry.

The New Zealand pea crab 'tickles' green-lipped mussels, sometimes for hours on end, to gain entry.

This earthworm spews out glow-in-the-dark fluid when disturbed.

This earthworm spews out glow-in-the-dark fluid when disturbed.

Honey bees do a complicated dance to tell others where to find food.

Honey bees do a complicated dance to tell others where to find food.

Sea stars push part of their stomach out of their mouth to feed.

Sea stars push part of their stomach out of their mouth to feed.

The black mountain ringlet butterfly has a larval stage that can last for several years.

The black mountain ringlet butterfly has a larval stage that can last for several years.

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