Happenings in the Tank

Friday, May 3, 2013 by Meredyth Eufemia

This past week was a busy one in our tank here at GMRI. Our resident blue lobster molted!
Source: GMRI
Lobsters molt in order to grow. Lobsters are able to separte their carapace from their tail and pull their entire body, even their large claws, through the small opening!  They leave their old hard shell behind reveling a paper thin and very vulnerable new shell. The entire process can take close to an hour.  Check out this video we taped last time this lobster molted!

Can you think of other animals that grow in similar ways?



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