Diorgus worms dying during the molting
In October, we found that the “Diogusokumushi” from the Toba Aquarium in Mie Prefecture, which had been shed by half in October and was the world's first complete molting, was dead on the 10th.
“Diogusokumushi”, a member of the rubber snail that lives in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is considered a mysterious creature with many unknown points in its ecology, such as being alive even after fasting for more than 5 years. I was reared.
Of these, it was confirmed that one male had molted the shell of the back half of the body in October, and it was drawing attention whether it was possible to confirm the first complete molting of the breeding sword beetle.
After that, however, the molting did not proceed, and around 10 am yesterday, the aquarium staff found the male dead in the aquarium. The cause of death is unknown, and the aquarium will dissect and examine it.
A woman in her 40s who came from Aichi Prefecture said, “I am sorry because I wanted to see the Diorgus beetle being moulted.”
Mr. Takeya Moritaki, a curator in charge of breeding, said, “I am sorry because I thought that the color change during the molting and the process of hardening the shell were well observed and I thought it was going well.”