Get a glow on

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Glow worms love damp, dark conditions with little wind, like here the Ananui/Metro cave system, perhaps the largest colony of glowworms in the South Island. The light is the result of a chemical reaction between luciferin (a waste product), the enzyme lucifarse, ATP and oxygen. It attracts prey which get caught in the sticky silk threads. The worms live for only nine months, after which they pupate into a fungus gnat.

Episodes From This Location

Ride the bar

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Ride the rapids

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Fly over Okarito

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Go green

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Mine the river

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Fly over the drowned forest

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Feather the nest

1 minute / 2022

Paddle the gorge

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Get a glow on

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Frolick with fur seals

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Fly like a fox

1 minute / 2022

Fly the glacier

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The fat of the land

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