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Old 08-25-2011, 09:08 PM   #31
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It almost looks like there's a pull string on his back to unzip the old skin.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:48 AM   #32
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It almost looks like there's a pull string on his back to unzip the old skin.
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Those 'strings' are the lining of the cicada nymph's tracheal system that carried oxygen to its tissues. These linings are shed every time the insect molts.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:16 AM   #33
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Suunto, I really enjoy the little tid bits of info you include when you post.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:19 AM   #34
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Me too!!!
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Bulu> another GREAT photo!!! You just keep rackin em up left and right!!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #35
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It almost looks like there's a pull string on his back to unzip the old skin.
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Funny. ...and such detail. The second shot is amazing...your talent is showing!

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Those 'strings' are the lining of the cicada nymph's tracheal system that carried oxygen to its tissues. These linings are shed every time the insect molts.
Very cool. You are a wealth of knowledge.

So much to learn, so little time.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #36
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This one was relatively easy as I had the tree to brace against. Trust me, what suunto does is much more special than what I do, although it's my delight to set him up to do his magic.
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Awaiting Summers discoveries.
Knowing we now have quite a few people here that raise the butterflies and-or moths.... Have you any photos of the various forms of chrysalis case-sheds to share?
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:55 PM   #38
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Little creeper.
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A cicada shed.
Among the most recognized of all insects by their sound!
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:24 AM   #39
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I just came across this thread.
Very cool photos and info and humor.
I really enjoy the secret lives of bugs.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:39 PM   #40
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Thanks Willow
It was a fun endeavor creating it.
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