Creatures throughout the animal kingdom undergo the process of molting – the replacement of their horns, hair, skin or feathers. Insects and crustaceans molt to allow their growing bodies to expand beyond the constraints of their rigid exoskeleton, forming a new shell in the process and often eating the delicious old one to reclaim nutrients.


A Scorpion Molting


A Spider Molting


Cicada Molting


A Gorgeous Spider Molting


What’s even going on here?




Jon Secada Molting


A Spider Crab Molting


Just a Friendly Tarantula Molting



Indeed, why not?  Even Zoidberg molts.


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