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HERIC, FRANCE - MAY 2016: A whip spider with a new exoskeleton, taken in Heric, France, May 2016.
IN A SCENE resembling a science fiction movie, an alien-like amblypygi, or whip spider, sheds its skin. Found in subtropical regions, amblypygi are an ancient order of arachnids dating back to the Carboniferous period; over 300 million years ago. When the whip spiders are young, they moult every two to three months, however as they grow to adulthood they may shed every three years.
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