A baby silverfish is smaller than an adult. However, they share many of the same features, including their antennae. They are nocturnal insects, which means that they live their lives in the dark. Their nymph stage lasts for about a month before they turn into full sized adults.
Adult silverfish are half an inch long. They look like leggy insects with flat bodies, but they are slender, and do not have wings. The color of their skins is a light blue-ish silver. As they mature, their shiny scales cover their body segments.
Silverfish are nocturnal, and they like to hide in a variety of places. They can be found in attics, closets, and even in storage spaces. When they’re in large numbers, they can leave behind irregular holes in books, and ragged binding.
Female silverfish usually lay between one and three eggs at a time. Typically, they lay in crevices and cracks. But they also can be found in places where people live.
Baby silverfish are white, with long antennae. Unlike adult silverfish, they have not developed their protective silvery scales yet. This is because they molt several times before they develop their full size.
Baby silverfish grow to their full size in about 3 months, in the ideal environment. However, if they are placed in a less than ideal climate, it may take up to 6 weeks for them to complete their development.
Baby silverfish are harmless, and their eating habits are similar to those of adults. They eat protein and carbohydrates.