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 Consulting services for live invertebrate displays


Minibeast Wildlife offers professional consulting services for zoological organisations developing live invertebrate displays.  All too often exhibit designers make simple but fundamental mistakes when developing exhibits for these small but supremely popular animals. As a result these exhibits often fail to live up to their potential and a great deal of time and money can be wasted.

We can provide expert advice on effective exhibit design, species selection, invertebrate husbandry and educational content along with the provision of high quality images and vision.

Minibeast Wildlife’s Alan and Deanna Henderson have extensive experience with the development of world class live invertebrate exhibits and were responsible for the design, construction and management of Melbourne Museum’s renowned Bugs Alive! exhibition.

Whether it be a temporary display or a ongoing exhibit, Minibeast Wildlife can assist you to showcase invertebrates in a stunning manner, and achieve great outcomes for the animals within the exhibits, your animal husbandry staff and your audience.


Live invertebrate displays at Bugs Alive - Melbourne Museum

‘Bug defenses’ and a living food chain within the ‘Bugs Alive!’ exhibition at Melbourne Museum.

Live invertebrate displays at Melbourne Museum's Bugs Alive!

The visually spectacular aquatic invertebrate display within ‘Bugs Alive!’ at Melbourne Museum.

Minibeast Wildlife can also provide a wide range of live invertebrates for professional displays throughout Australia and internationally. (Permits are required for international export).  Those listed in our Bugshop are generally juvenile specimens (unless otherwise specified). Large or mature specimens can be provided for professional displayers – please contact us directly to arrange for such specimens.

Our invertebrate husbandry experience is extensive. We have spent over a decade managing Melbourne Museum’s diverse live invertebrate collection, and continuously breeding and managing a vast number of species at Minibeast Wildlife. We have conducted multiple invertebrate husbandry workshops for the Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping, with participants from institutions from throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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