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moult

(US), molt
the periodic process of moulting
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older moulted (30 weeks), older non moulted (30 weeks) and younger, non-moulted (20 weeks).
In third group (younger), thirty six replicates consisting 108 females of twenty weeks of age were selected to draw the comparison with older birds (either moulted or non- moulted).
Haemolymph samples were collected weekly for lobsters in premoult and those that underwent moulting and the serum protein concentration was measured immediately; haemolymph samples continued to be collected from the moulted lobsters until the experiment was terminated.
The moulted lobsters in cages on the open sea bottom exhibited an increase in body mass and carapace length of 22.
In line with current findings Lee (1982) observed higher feed consumption egg production and better FCR in moulted hens as compared to non-moulted birds.