Time: 12:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Jeffry Petracca, DNA Learning Center and Long Island Aquarium
Audience: General Audience
Insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and other arthropods all demonstrate a distinct pattern of growth and development over the course of their lives, known as metamorphosis, which is characterized by distinct changes in their body form. There are many different types of metamorphosis, but all arthropods are united in the way that they undergo metamorphosis: molting – they shed their skin! Join DNALC Educator and Long Island Aquarium Entomologist Jeffry Petracca for the first episode in our Invertebrate Biology series for a discussion of invertebrate growth through molting and metamorphosis!