Kōrero: Wētā

Tree wētā moulting

Wētā moult 10 times before they reach adulthood. At the end of their moult they may eat their old exoskeleton, as this video clip shows. This provides them with essential nutrients needed for further growth and development.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Wētā - Tree wētā', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/9713/tree-weta-moulting (accessed 27 October 2021)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007