a big audience for smaller species
each species illustrates a piece of the biodiversity mosaic, an ambassador for knowledge
photographic panels, with accurate description of little known animals and unusual behavior, sometimes photographed for the first time.
Predatori del Microcosmo
Le strategie di sopravvivenza di insetti, ragni, anfibi, rettili e…
A scientific exhibition of Emanuele Biggi and Francesco Tomasinelli
Photographic panels with stories about predators behavior or adaptations
Alive animals inside vivaria where the original habitat has been recreated
“Anatomy of the predator” panels, with many info about how the smaller predators are “built” to survive and hunt.
Artworks about smaller animals by various artists from the local city or from around the world
Big resin high-detailed models by the great Lorenzo Possenti
The night-room, where other vivaria have an inverted light cycle to see animals that are only active at night
This exhibition focuses on predatory Arthropods (crustaceans, insects, spiders and so on), Amphibians and Reptiles and their role within the different habitats on the planet. These animals form the backbone of all tropical and temperate ecosystems and exhibit surprising adaptations, hunting tactics and survival strategies, well described as an impressive and fast-paced arms race.
It’s not intended as a comprehensive review of these groups of animals, but instead it highlights some of the most interesting case studies, by presenting them with live animals inside vivaria, detailed photo stories and big resin models. That’s not a superficial exhibit and it’s packed with interesting information. Each photographic panel shows a particular detail of the biology of these little known but very interesting animals. The exhibition has been hosted in almost all the major natural history museums in Italy and is currently on tour.