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Month: October 2021

Mayfly & Stonefly Nymph Instar

Mayfly & Stonefly Nymph Instar

For mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs to develop from an egg to a mature nymph they go through several instars. Each instar period ends when the nymph sheds their existing exoskeleton. Then over 2-3 days a new exoskeleton hardens, which marks the beginning of the next instar period. Depending on the mayfly nymph species they go through 11-13 instars as they develop from an egg to a mature nymph. Most mayfly nymphs in our trout streams develop over a 1-year…

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