Adrian Jones

Adrian Jones

Posted on 05/30/2013


Photo taken on September 10, 2012


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Woodlouse skin

Woodlouse skin
The shed skin or exoskeleton of a woodlouse. Taken in my garden, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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Adrian Jones
Adrian Jones
Thanks Dick, it does indeed look a bit like that, I was amazed by the way the lenses of the eyes seemed to be shed too, wish I had a lens that was capable of getting a shot through them!
5 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Wow, a perfech translucent woodlouse mask. Amazing they retract the antennae without much cracking, peeling and such damage.
5 years ago.
Adrian Jones
Adrian Jones
Thank you Sonja, it is amazing but when they shed their skins the new skin is very soft, they have to allow it to harden for an hour or so before they can move far.
5 years ago.