ecdysis


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ecdysis

[′ek·də·səs]
(invertebrate zoology)
Molting of the outer cuticular layer of the body, as in insects and crustaceans.
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1987) have also suggested that Tanner crabs infected with Hematodinium are unlikely to undergo successful ecdysis.
Observations on ecdysis in modern scorpions support the criteria defined here of appendage position and body posture as diagnostic for distinguishing carcasses and exuvia.
The crabs received injections of serotonin underwent ecdysis at a much slower rate than did the controls in a dose dependent mode.
Transit rate was significantly slower in snakes undergoing ecdysis (P= 0.
Autotomy of limbs stimulates ecdysis (molt), and it is difficult to assess whether changes in molt are due to this physiologic response or to PAH effects.
He found that in animals allatectomized within two days after ecdysis to the adult, oocyte development was arrested at the beginning of yolk deposition.
Scientists know that a brain peptide called eclosion hormone initiates the events that culminate in this molting, or ecdysis.
Ecdysis of decapod crustaceans is associate with a dramatic release of crustacean cardioactive peptide into the haemolymph.
The effect of light and temperature on the rhythm of pupal ecdysis in the Queensland fruit-fly, Dacus (Strumeta) tryoni (Frogg.
foraging), survival, and ecdysis (the molting event), allowing the protein contained in yolk reserves and prey to be allocated primarily to growth and/or new cuticle deposition.
Other authors have suggested that arboreal behavior may be related to basking, avoiding flood waters, ecdysis and foraging (Klauber 1972; Coupe 2001; Fogel et al.