Molting Praying Mantis viewed through hyperlapse photography

The transformation of this praying mantis as it molts its old skin is amazing to watch. This hyperlapse photography was shot by @krypticmantids. I can't believe how much larger the Mantis becomes after molting. It must have been such a relief to burst out of the tight layer of skin. Its blue and yellow coloring is ethereal looking as well.

From Instgram:

"Praying Mantis Hyperlapse photography by @krypticmantids submitted by @kleinmarcie. . 

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