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Exoskeleton Moulting

Moulting can involve shedding the epidermis (skin), pelage (hair, feathers, fur, ... for example, wings in some insects or the entire exoskeleton in arthropods.

Exoskeleton Moulting is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Exoskeleton Moulting books and related discussion.

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Snakeskins comes to Calgarys Theatre Junction for one week
Originally from Montreal, Lachambre is finally bringing his 2012 creation, billed as a reptilian metaphor about moulting, with an emphasis on the result and decomposition over time, to Calgary from March 2 – 5.
Video: Watch this giant isopod moult!
One of the giant isopods at an aquarium in Japan has shed its exoskeleton - and it could be the first time the moulting process of these weird and wonderful animals has ever been observed. The isopod — a male, known as No. 5 — has been at the Toba ...
Amazing hiss-tory of cockroaches
As they are insects, they will moult their exoskeleton (or skin), especially when growing. This is because it is unable to stretch with them and by moulting it keeps their exoskeleton tough and strong.
TBT timelapse: Watch a huge Japanese spider crab moulting
This video from YouTuber Scipio314 follows a Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) through the weeks-long process of moulting. Because their hard exoskeletons don't grow, crabs and other crustaceans have to shed – they outgrow their skeletons ...
Invasion of giant house spiders after Britain's wet summer
The daddy long legs spider keeps her egg case in her giant jaws. The spiderlings even stay there after they hatch, as they grow into more mature spiders. This involves a process where they moult, shedding their exoskeletons as they get bigger and bigger.

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