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Life Cycles of Animals
Trials of a tadpole
Like many other animals which do not take care of their young, the frog lays hundreds of eggs at once to increase the likelihood that some will survive even though others are eaten by predators or dry out due to drought.
Life cycle of Monarch butterfly
Observe the various stages of the life cycle of a butterfly. After hatching from its egg, a larva has one main task – to eat! At the larval stage, the butterfly feeds voraciously as it prepares for its drastic transformation in its pupal stage.
Life cycle of Aedes mosquito
Observe the various stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. The larva of a mosquito is called a wriggler – it wriggles underwater in search of food and returns back to the water surface to take in air through its breathing tube. The pupa of a mosquito is called a tumbler – while they mostly do not move, they can tumble to the bottom of the water if they sense danger.