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June 22, 2009

Aquasaurs Shed!

While DS was feeding his aquasuar spectacular he said "Mom I think spectacular has grown". I took a peek sure enough he did grow. Not only that but we noticed his "old dead skin" near by. Yep, Aquasaurs shed their skin. Well it's really not it's skin. It's the aquasaur (triops longicudatus) exoskeleton.

I took a minute to explain to my DS how exoskeleton means the bones are on the "outside". So what Spectacular did was shed his old bones. Okay I know it's not bones, but I'm explaining things for the first time to a 8 year old so I wanted to keep it simple. DS face turn all sour and he said "That's discussing. Interesting, but discussing!"

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