All arthropods life cycles vary a little but most follow the same basic steps-
- Stage 1: Egg- Getting nutrients it needs and developing to survive
- Stage 2: Juvenile- Young, small, many of them will not make it to adulthood
- Stage 3: Molting - The first of many dangerous moldings. Necessary to grow.
- Stage 4: Adulthood - Still molt from time to time unless the organism has a set limit but is big and mature enough that it is much more suited for the environment than any of the other stages.