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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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Although individuals did quite well with large amounts of cellulose in the diet, increasing amounts of chitin produced a decrease in overall growth and the number of molts (Fig.
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.
Key words: Ancient Murrelet, British Columbia, family groups, field observations, fledglings, Haida Gwaii, museum specimens, prebasic molt, Synthliboramphus antiquus
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.
Males with six molts demonstrated mating behaviour when in the presence of adult females, according to that previously described for the L.
once locations and habitats have been identified, similar conservation and management of habitats should be provided for land birds stopping to molt (Leu and Thompson, 2002).
The scorpion molts used in this study were donated by arachnid hobbyists; live scorpions were purchased through a commercial supplier (www.
The reduction in hen-day egg production during 28d molt period is shown in Figure 1.
From the results of our aquarium study, we determined adjustments of the recapture rate in relation to the molt stage at the time of tagging.
The molt that replaces a chick's natal down brings in juvenal feathers, fall molts bring in non-breeding feathers, and spring molts bring in breeding feathers.
There is also some confusion concerning the number of molts annually in this species.