Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Aquarium 2: The Molting

I found one of my dragonflies (the sixth one in this post) was a little unusual this morning. I looked it for a while and I found it’s going to change a new dress!

The process lasted about 20 min. Now the dragonfly is bigger and more beautiful. But its skin was soft at the moment so I removed other fish in the box in case they harm it.

Maybe this is the last molting before it becomes an adult. I’m looking forward.


  1. Wow...0.0..Mingfei!!!You're allowed to keep dragonflies???Is it a project???

  2. RE:Wind Walker...
    So why not allowed? They never harm could be a project cause I really hope to feed it until it grows up...~\(≧▽≦)/~

  3. Mingfei, you are FANTASTIC!! WOW!! How wonderful for you to capture this and post it for us. I have never seen this happening before as I am never in the right place at the right time as usual. WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Love it!!

    Thank you so much for your help and wonderful information about the brush on Jeannettes blog. It was extremely interesting.

    I am so glad we started visiting each others blogs. :)

  4. RE:SAPhotographs (Joan)
    You are welcome. are so sweet...OK, I promise I'll post more fantastic photos, LOL!

  5. What great shots of nature in action. Dragonfly nymphs are so fascinating. Something so prehistoric looking, turning into those gorgeous dragonflies. I look forward to the adult image when you capture it. Do you know the species of dragonfly? Or do you have to wait for the adult to emerge?

  6. Wow..who knew you can keep dragonflies!!!i wanna try too^^...but what do i feed them??and where can i get them??

  7. Windwalker--you can get them at your local pond, dig around in the muck and the mud and if it is a healthy pond it will most assuredly have dragonfly nymphs. They are predators, so lots of insects would be on the diet.

  8. RE:MObugs
    Thank you. I know little about dragonflies. My friend has told me what species they might be, but I want to wait for the adult to emerge. Maybe I have to wait for weeks.

  9. RE:Wind Walker...
    Like MObugs said, you can find them in pond or reservoir with plants in it. Don't forget to catch some small fish, shrimp and tadpoles to feed them.

    If there is a pet market in your town, you probably can find dragonfly nymphs among the small fish that sold to people to feed their bigger aquarium fish.

  10. REPLY to Mingfei and MObugs

    Wow!!!thanks!!=D..I'm gonna start as soon as possible^^...