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brown rat

Brown Rat

Name: Brown Rat – Rattus norvegicus. Lifecycle Gestation: 21-24 days Weaned: 3-4 weeks Sexually Mature: 12-16 weeks Description A short muzzle and a heavy body, with a tail shorter than the combined length of the body and head. An adult will weight, 250-500g and will...

Black Rat

Name: Black Rat – Rattus rattus. Lifecycle Gestation: 21-22 days Weaned: 3-4 weeks Sexually Mature: 12-16 weeks Description Large ears and a slender body, with a tail longer than the combined length of the head and body. Adult R.rattus will weigh 100-300g (with the...
brown rat

House Mouse

Name: House Mouse, Mus musculus. Lifecycle: Gestation: 19-20 days Weaned: 21-23 days Sexually Mature: 5-6 weeks Description Grey brown fur which is only slightly lighter on the underside, with a tail which is 80% the length of the head and body combined. Adult...
black ant

Black Ants

Name: Black Ant, Lasius niger. Lifespan: Complete metamorphosis. Egg: Eggs are white, tiny and kidney shaped with a smooth sticky surface allowing the eggs to be carried in bundles. Larvae: Legless grubs which are fed by mature ants. Become adult in 3 weeks. Pupa:...
red poultry mite

Red Poultry Mite

Name: Red Poultry Mite, Dermanyssus gallinae Lifecycle: Incomplete metamorphosis Eggs: Laid in bird nests or on structures close to roosting birds. Hatch in 1-2 days. Nymph: Two moults to adult, and can reach the adult instar in under a week. Adult: Adults can live...
oriental cockroach

Oriental Cockroach

Name: Oriental Cockroach, Blatta orientalis Lifecycle: Incomplete metamorphosis Ootheca: Containing on average 16 eggs with a 6-12 week incubation before hatching. Nymphs: 7-10 moults taking between 6-18 months to reach maturity. Adults: Live on average for 6 months....