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Photo#394136
Molting - Ceratophysella

Molting - Ceratophysella
Roseville, Placer County, California, USA
Size: 1.0 mm
Elapsed time for this photo sequence was about 20 minutes.

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Moved

Ceratophysella sp.
You 'catched' the specimen in the last phase of moulting. Great series of shots. To get the pictures in sequence with time you might want to reverse their sequence at bugguide.

Are these photos . . .
in chronological order? The first one shows the animal and its old skin completely separate.

 
They're in reverse chronological order.
I thought it might look better if these were to appear in sequence as people would be seeing the most recently posted images first. Maybe I was trying to be a little too clever.

 
Well . . .
When I've posted a series representing a process over time, such as a life cycle or a molt, I started with the earliest photo. That way, the images are in the right order as thumbnails on the pages with the full-size photos, where what's shown is explained. They'll run backward in the Images section, however. We can't get the correct sequence in both places.

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