May 23, 2008

Growing Up

Mary the Zookeeper sent us some photos a couple weeks ago of a mother tailless whip scorpion and her babies.

Well, those babies are growing up, and mommy's so proud. Here's what one of them looks like after its first molt (click on the photo for a larger image). It looks much more tailless-whip-scorpiony and still has some amazing colors. But soon it will enter that nasty, rebellious talk-backy phase. It better harden its exoskeleton in preparation for the spankings (whippings?) its going to get.

Thanks, Mary.

3 comments:

Annica said...

Ugh, A few ago they were pretty cute... But now the are giving me te creeps!

Jade said...

This is making me sad that my camera isn't working. I have some of these right now :(

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