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Barby Girl
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PostPosted: 2006.08.21(Mon)19:30    Post subject: 'Pod question Reply with quote

Do 'pods molt? A couple of times I've seen a transparent "body" floating in the tank current before getting sucked up by the protein skimmer. It has a full 'pod body shape but is completely transparent, so I'm wondering if it could be shed skin. If pods don't molt do you think I have another hitch hiker that does?
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Pete Harcoff
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PostPosted: 2006.08.21(Mon)19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

My amphipods appear to. I've seen more than one exoskeleton floating around the tank.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.21(Mon)19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the same thing all the time, they are a form of crustacean I believe, so it makes sense they would molt.
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Barby Girl
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PostPosted: 2006.08.21(Mon)19:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! I figured thats what it had to be, but I had to double check.
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