Post molting growth of adult female L. salmonis. The size of the cephalothorax (CT) is stable, while the genital segment (GS) and the abdomen (Ab) grow as indicated by the decreasing CT/GS ratio. The time frame from T1–T6 is approximately two weeks at 10°C. External egg strings may be observed approximately 10 days post molting.
Eichner et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:126 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-126