After 2-6 days, the eggs hatch and the larvae step out. Once the larvae come out, they start looking for something to eat. They feed on the broken egg shell first. Since the mother lays eggs where they can find food in plenty, they start feeding on mites and aphids. They stay in this stage for 3-4 weeks. They molt many times during their growth stages. At the end of each growth stage, the larva molts or sheds its old skin. The new skin is more elastic.