Transformation and metamorphosis is part of the lifecycle for many invertebrates.


In the insects, males and females are often separate and distinct.  They sometimes look very different from one another.  In other groups of invertebrates like gastropods, hermaphroditism and sex change is common.  Hormones and parts change to best adapt to prevailing conditions.

male female invert

Changing from a plant eating land lubber to a nectar sipping flyer is never easy.  Difficult is the process of settling down after floating for months, and surviving the mouths of whales and striped bass  Well, follow the currents, let’s see what happens…  Good luck!