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    You're not using this, are you?



    Caught this guy molting this morning. By the time the camera battery had enough charge to take this pic, his buddies had already come to investigate and, presumably, chow down.

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    Nice, I too wish you could have caught him doing it..
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    Lol isnt that kinda cannibalistic in away i mean they are eating his old body/skin lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KATastrophe View Post
    Lol isnt that kinda cannibalistic in away i mean they are eating his old body/skin lol
    Very common amongst some types of insects. It enables them to easily gather or "recycle" the compounds for chitin.

    Furthermore, crickets can often be cannibalistic.
    Last edited by DragonsEye; 08-31-2015 at 08:02 AM.
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    Eeek!

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    wait are they eating the insect of the shell it shed?

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    They're eating the discarded husk. The cricket that molted is the large cream-colored one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KATastrophe View Post
    Lol isnt that kinda cannibalistic in away i mean they are eating his old body/skin lol
    An aside for any who may be interested, the above statement should more correctly read "her" old "exoskeleton."
    Last edited by DragonsEye; 09-02-2015 at 05:47 PM.
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