What is Insect Molting?
You have probably heard that insects molt—but what does this mean?
Molting, or ecdysis, is the shedding of exoskeleton. Exoskeleton is basically insect skin. Cellularly, insect exoskeleton is quite different from human skin. Functionally, however, they share some protective similarities. Unlike human skin, exoskeleton does not grow with the insect. If you read our last blog post, you learned t...