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larval stage

Describes a period of monomaniacal concentration on coding apparently passed through by all fledgling hackers. Common symptoms include the perpetration of more than one 36-hour hacking run in a given week; neglect of all other activities including usual basics like food, sleep, and personal hygiene; and a chronic case of advanced bleary-eye. Can last from 6 months to 2 years, the apparent median being around 18 months. A few so afflicted never resume a more "normal" life, but the ordeal seems to be necessary to produce really wizardly (as opposed to merely competent) programmers. See also wannabee. A less protracted and intense version of larval stage (typically lasting about a month) may recur when one is learning a new OS or programming language.
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fourcroydes, the cycle is completed in an average of 108 d with 11 instars, and mentioned that this can be affected by nutrition during the larval stage.
Although the influence of temperature and salinity changes on adult surf clam species of the HCS have been examined before, the impact of the modified conditions on early larval stages of D.
The highest mortality occurred in the larval stage in general, with low mortality values in the egg and in the pupal stage.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the physiological quality of adults by glycogen content and various larval stages by lipid class levels to better estimate the spat collection potential of the European oysters off the coast of New Brunswick.
Table 1 shows the time required by eggs and larvae to reach each larval stage at a water temperature of 23 [+ or -] 0.
Given this characteristic, it is probable that the initial larval stages of F.
An analysis of variance (ANOVA or test of Kruskall & Wallis) was undertaken for each of the 6 descriptive variables according to the species and the larval stage.
Pathogen alveococcosis tape worms Alveococcus multilocularis in mature stage parasite in the small intestine fox, fox, dog, wolf , in the larval stage - in wild rodents, humans.
The midge is a small, wingless fly that spends most of its two-year larval stage frozen in the Antarctic ice.
The duration (days) and survival (%) of each larval instar, the total larval stage, pre-pupal, pupal and pre-imaginal stages of predators were evaluated daily.