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moult

(US), molt
the periodic process of moulting

molt

[mōlt]
(physiology)
To shed an outer covering as part of a periodic process of growth.
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Also, for diets with significant differences, ANCOVA for time to molt and molt increment using initial weight as a covariate was performed and ANOVA for the total number of molts per crab was performed.
However, in this paper, signs are not used with numerals denoting a day or days after molting; for example, two days after a molt is shown as "2.
Ancient Murrelets might be expected to molt flight feathers while rearing young because foraging may be more efficient when flightless (Livezey 1988; but see Bridge 2004).
Anecdotally, handling or blood collection from molting penguins has been discouraged due to the belief that molting is a stressor and that handling during the molt might bring about an increased health risk.
Police believe Molt may be responsible for other sex attacks and are hoping potential victims will come forward.
Females after the fifth molt and males after the sixth molt were not analysed because it has previously been observed that the main events of the differentiation process of internal genital apparatus occur between the fourth and fifth molts (fifth instar) and between the fifth and sixth molts (sixth instar), respectively.
50% of observations Eider * Pre-molt Molt Post-molt Winter Pre-molt 65580 378 75 848 - 3205 44718 111 - - - 1322 65577 1708 - - [693Gr.
we recorded birds in active molt, but could not detect this accurately for the majority of observations.
There are a number of differences between modern scorpion molts and carcasses, such as the presence of internal organs in carcasses and the lack of most of these structures in exuvia, but differences based on internal anatomy are not readily apparent in fossils; indeed, internal structures usually cannot be discerned in fossil scorpions (but see: Wills 1925, 1946, 1960; Kjellesvig-Waering 1986).
The reduction in hen-day egg production during 28d molt period is shown in Figure 1.
Like other snakes, this one molts, or sheds its skin periodically, to reveal a newly formed layer beneath (see Nuts & Bolts, p.
Zahra added: "As this is a relatively young specimen the chances are that it will probably need to molt again in the next six to 12 months.