Kōrero: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Crayfish moulting

Crayfish moulting

A crayfish begins to moult when its carapace detaches from its tail section. Then the animal hunches its body up and withdraws its head and legs from the old shell. Later, it wriggles forward and frees its abdomen from the old tail segments.

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Photograph by Alison MacDiarmid

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crustaceans – bugs of the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8224/crayfish-moulting (accessed 19 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006