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moult

(US), molt
the periodic process of moulting
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In first group (older moulted) 108 females of thirty weeks of age were divided into 36 experimental groups and subjected to moulting.
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).
Feed intake: Significantly higher feed intake was observed in the young and older moulted birds as compared to non-moulted group which could be attributed to their higher egg production status.
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 22.32% [+ or -] 7.74% and 6.45% [+ or -] 1.53% respectively, while for those situated under mussel lines body mass and carapace length increased by mean levels of 20.33% [+ or -] 4.70% and 7.04% [+ or -] 2.26%, respectively.
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.