Alien-Like Spider Sheds Exoskeleton

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: March 9, 2017192 viewsVirality: 10%
Published: March 9, 2017

IN A SCENE resembling a science fiction movie, an alien-like amblypygi, or whip spider, sheds its skin. Found in subtropical regions, amblypygi are an ancient order of arachnids dating back to the Carboniferous period; over 300 million years ago. When the whip spiders are young, they moult every two to three months, however as they grow to adulthood they may shed every three years.

Videographer / director: Jordan Cadiot
Producer: Shannon Lane, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Marcus Cooper

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