Tuesday, December 9, 2008

moulting again

I return with pics!
3.50 pm - one scorpling has just started to moult. It's exoskeleton breaks/splits/cracks open between the carapace and the chelicerae(mouth part thingys). Look at the arrow. It then squeezes through that opening.

6.50 pm - halfway through...

9.50 pm - It's done. Although because i was too busy watching Mummy 3, I don't know for sure what time it finished moulting =_=
1 - 2nd instars
2 - newly moulted 3rd instar
3 - skin of number 2
4 - 3rd instar. Moulted some time ago but it's exoskeleton hasn't darkened enough yet.

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