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Pre-Pupa Stage
12-SEP-2006

Pre-Pupa Stage

This one has strung-up. It will shed its larva skin within a day or two. Amazing things are going on inside pre-pupal larvae once they become immobile.
They secrete enzymes internally that literally digest their entire innards into a soup.


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Guest 18-Jun-2009 20:58
that is bizzare