Hallowe’en critters born

Twenty tiny creepy critters have hatched in the Discovery Centre just in time for Hallowe’en.

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The baby giant lime green stick insects will take at least six months until they’re fully-grown, with females reaching up to 16cm in length.

Presenter Langan Turner said the youngsters, will soon go on show to the public.

He said: “At the moment they’re very small and need to reside in a high humid environment.

“We’ve got them in with two older Indian stick insects as babies find it easier to feed on leaves that have already been nibbled on, so they’re able to eat the leaves the adults have already tried.”

A species native to the Caribbean, their favourite food is Eucalyptus leaves.

PREPARE TO BE SCARED . . .

Brave young souls are invited to join us for our family Hocus Pocus evening on Friday, October 31, where there’ll be close encounters with snakes, spiders, cockroaches and other creepy crawlies!

Join us after hours, from 5pm until 8pm, dressed in your spookiest Hallowe’en costumes and participate in ghoulish games and creepy crafts.

There’s also the chance to watch our Snow White and the Curse of Frankenstein show before joining a spooky Ghost Walk to discover what goes bump in the night at Dudley Castle.

Tickets are limited and are priced at £8 for everyone, with children under three free.

Adults only can get into the Hallowe’en spirit from8pm on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 during a paranormal evening in the heart of the 11thcentury castle.

Take part in paranormal investigations and ghost walks around the castle’s cobbles and discover more about the people from the past.

Tickets for this adult-only event are priced £25.

To book for all Hallowe’en events CLICK HERE or call 0844 474 2272.