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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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Thus, the deciding factor for differences in the final weight was the percentage of starting crabs that molted for a fourth and fifth time.
Among the individuals molted in the lab, the amount of urine collected from most premolt animals except for those at the immediate premolt stage, and most postmolt stages, was not statistically different (Table 1).
Males were divided into two groups equally, molted (n=8) vs non molted (control) (n=8).
As the season progressed, the proportion of molting birds increased in the catch, and these birds showed both a greater proportion of feather tracts in the process of molt and a greater proportion of freshly molted body feathers.
All 13 birds whose transmitters lasted into the molting period molted in Ungava Bay within a radius of 50 km of their breeding colony.
Effect of probiotic on body weight changes, hematocrit, and heterophil to lymphocyte ratio in molted hens subjected to continuous fasting Criteria Control Probiotic Body weight (g) Before molt 1,616.
Afterward, the females molted normally and laid fertile egg clutches.
Individuals that molted within 30 days of and 30 days after tagging were considered lobsters tagged in late premolt and early premolt stages (Aiken, 1980), respectively.
An interesting observation was that deaths of the 63-ppb exposure group occurred at the time of, or in close proximity to, molt--shrimp were found dead while only partially or newly molted.
Recaptured crabs that have molted are easily distinguished by a distinct white repair line where the spine had been clipped.
Within the 30 day observation period 46 of 55 subadult spiders molted to maturity.
The few non-breeders that remained on Bylot Island all summer molted earlier than adults with young, and they appeared to initiate the fall migration before breeding geese.