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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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The time needed to replace primary feathers has been used as a standard for evaluating molt duration in Passerines, given that the replacement of these feathers generally encompasses the period of molting all other feathers (Mallet-Rodrigues and Noronha 2001), although several exceptions exist (e.g.
Also, ANCOVA of the time to molt and the molt increment with the initial weight as the covariate was performed for each treatment following a significant ANCOVA result for WW or CW.
One day before the molting day was indicated as "-1 day," one day after the molting day was "+1 day," and the day of molting was "0 day." 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 have been suspected of molting flight feathers synchronously, thus becoming temporarily flightless at sea (Gaston 1992, 1994; Pyle 2009), but whether the timing of molt and chick rearing overlap has not been confirmed.
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.swiftinverts.
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.
At the highest pyrene dose (63 ppb), males had a significantly decreased number of molts, elevated ECOD activity, and delay in mating success.
Seasonal plumage change generated delayed plumage maturation when it was acquired in a taxon having a first spring molt that was less extensive than subsequent spring molts.
The separate and distinctive nature of two molts, which permitted seasonal divergence of hair morphology, similarly accounts for seasonal divergence of color.
productus varies greatly, with adult males exhibiting greater molt increments and molt frequencies than females.