The young ticks have only six legs (Fig. 15) but after the first molt they all have eight.
That commission is performed; if he wants any of it, Molt shall use him fairly.
Most of the specimens examined, that were taken in this period, are in molt.
This places the period of molt as September, October, and November.
Some of the specimens obtained in November and December are in molt.
The rump is the last area to complete its molt (see figs. 40 and 41).
In all species of this genus there seems to be only one annual molt in adults.
There is much individual variation in the time of this molt.
They were, at this time, beginning to molt their breeding plumage.
The injured cockroaches and those unable to molt were often eaten.