IF YOU are going to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery's Bug Day Out! there is just one rule: bring your own bug.
For natural sciences curator and event co-ordinator David Maynard, this makes for a few nasty surprises.
``We ask that the bugs are brought in in a clear and secure container, but that doesn't always happen,'' Dr Maynard said.
``When we had our spider session we were opening matchboxes to find redback spiders.''
Thankfully, yesterday's special science week edition of the event at QVMAG Inveresk was a tame affair.
The free event featured a range of bugs and museum items for people of all ages to touch and observe, as well as children's activities.
Nathan Keegan, 9, said he had seen millipedes, spiders, dragonflies, worms and rhinoceros beetles.
``Bugs aren't my favourite, but they're cool because they are strange, they can have lots of legs or none at all, and some don't even have eyes,'' Nathan said.