Blaberus discoidalis molting

Blaberus discoidalis, fleeting 'albino' stage

B.discoidalis trio

VIII instar nymph -> IX instar newly molted nymph -> fully tanned IX instar nymph

To obtain the above picture, numerous cockroaches going through the molting process, relatively synchronously, were obtained by applying the principles of feeding-regulation of the cockroach molting cycle first described in Kunkel (1966).

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