Wet weights and CW were measured biweekly and the dates of molting
Although chitin is common and abundant in crustacean biomass, and degradation and generation of chitin take place at each molt, the NAGL molting
biomarker had never been reported in any crustacean, in any other species, or in any synthetic and/or degradation pathway of chitin before its discovery in C.
Overlapping molt and chick rearing may permit earlier onset of molting
(when prey resources often are more abundant) and, following molt, earlier initiation of fall movements to wintering areas.
is the natural physiological phenomenon of anorexia, broodiness, reproductive quiescence, shedding and replacement of feathers in female birds.
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.
However, migration patterns, locations of important molting
and staging sites, and affiliations between breeding and wintering areas remained poorly understood.
Here we examined habitats used by 12 molt-migrant species during the molting
period in July-September (Pyle et al.
However, feed conversion ratio was significantly improved in hens received probiotics during molting
Changes in activities of the crustacean epidermis during the molting
Scientists have many unanswered questions about the molting
Just last week an in Rhode Island in America made headlines around the world after announcing its female lobster had turned blue after molting
However, because the same type of streamer tag was used and each lobster was handled individually, the fishermen participation could not explain the difference between recapture rates for lobsters tagged in premolt and postmolt stages for a given year; hence possible tag loss at molting
was suspected as the cause of the lower recapture rates (Comeau et al.