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molt

(mōlt),
To cast off feathers, hair, or cuticle; to undergo ecdysis.
See also: desquamate.
Synonym(s): moult
[L. muto, to change]

moult

(mōlt)
v. & n. Chiefly British
Variant of molt.

moult

(of birds, mammals, reptiles and arthropods) to shed (feathers, hair, skin and cuticle). see ECDYSIS, MOULTING HORMONE.
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Application of forced moulting in Japanese quail seems economically feasible with reutilization of flocks for additional laying cycles just like the poultry industry where it is used as an efficient tool to increase the reproductive lifespan of birds (Laurentiz et al.
Birds and Husbandry: The trial was conducted at Avian Research and Training (ART) Centre, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan with the objective to study the effect of moulting on productive and reproductive performance of Japanese quails.
Impact of different spacings in mulberry on different larval and moulting durations of silkworm (first rearing-October 2013) Stages/duration (h) I Instar 1st Moult II Instar Treatments T1-9x3 ft.
The moulting rate was comparatively low and ranged between 10.
The general trend was that serum protein levels dropped after moulting, and serum protein levels (at both locations) continued to decrease thereafter.
Intermoult male crabs of similar body size (25 [+ or -] 2g) of C4 (Intermoult) stage (as determined by Drach (1939) and Stevenson (1972)) were selected for experimentation to avoid possible variations due to sex, size and moulting effects.
First Moulting was observed on 21st day of the experiment (Fig.
Shortly after moulting period the weights remained high until August thereby merging into the breeding season.
Moulting and mating of snow crabs, Chionoecetes opilio, in shallow waters of the northwestern Gulf of St.
Moulting is a technique employed commercially to cease egg production in laying and breeding hens in order to recycle them for another season of egg production.
The longest period for the moulting after third instar (2760 minutes) was observed when larvae were subjected to 20oC and 80% R.