HELP, I’M CRAWLING OUT OF MY SKIN! WHY INSECTS AND OTHER INVERTEBRATES MOULT
One of the strangest things about living life as a minibeast (apart from having all those legs) would have to be the sudden urge to shed your skin. If you’re a keen observer of our spineless neighbours, you may have seen them quite literally crawl out of their skin – but why? Let’s have a look at the bizarre process called ecdysis and why we humans don’t have to hang from the ceiling to get taller.