When Insects or Spiders Moult (Molt)
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Here's an interesting challenge for you. Show us examples of insects or spiders, (or other arthropods) in the act of moulting, OR their abandoned and cast-off exoskeletons, or outer skins. Macro and close-up shots welcome. If the insect or spider is in the act of moulting, it should be outside in its natural environment. MAXIMUM SIZE 1,600px.
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No, this little garden wolf spider was just in the act of moulting. I had never witnessed this transformation before.
|Submitted:||Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 04:45 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Friday, 10th April, 2009|
|Focal length:||5.8 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/125 sec|
|Notes:||Hand-held, deep shade within the shrub where it was disrobing.|
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