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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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This means that they were usually maintained for about a month or more until they molted.
Citril Finches (Carduelis citrinella) in higher quality habitats molted more rapidly than those in low quality habitats, despite the two habitats being only 5 km apart (Borras et al.
wurdemanni, and do not display any precopulatory behavior to the newly molted EP L.
This finding argues, he says, that farmers should find less stressful ways to increase egg production and become especially vigilant about preventing infections in molted hens.
Frequency of molters was expressed as a proportion of the number of crabs in each tank, and frequency of molters to morphometric maturity was expressed as a proportion of the number of crabs that molted in each tank (excluding the specimens that died during ecdysis); data were arcsine-transformed and tested with a 2-factor (ration and temperature in experiment 1) or a 1-factor (regime of temperature in experiment 2) ANOVA.
When v-notch lobsters molted, v-notches were measured and classified as greater than or less than 6.
These results strongly suggest that the normal population of lobsters unaffected by shell disease molted mostly in July.
For both years combined, 18/46 birds (39%) molted on their breeding territory within the study site, 15/46 (33%) molted off-territory within the study site (four of which were still breeding), and 13/46 (28%) birds moved off the study site during the molt period (Fig.
The female molting season begins in the spring, and the shells of females that molted in April and May would have been hard in July when we trapped them.
In the present study, the efficacy of probiotics provided in the drinking water was evaluated for molted hens subjected to continuous feed removal and physiological parameters as well as postmolt laying performance were examined.
She's found that given a chance in the lab, males mate non-suicidally with females that haven't yet molted the final time.
I can only assume that our lobster must have just molted before it was caught.