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To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird.

Origin: OE. Mouten, L. Mutare. See Mew to molt, and cf. Mute] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, moult; but as the u has not been inserted in the otherwords of this class, as, bolt, colt, dolt, etc, it is desirable to complete the analogy by the spelling molt.

To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed.

The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting.

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carnivorous females

... their tummy in so that she cant nibble on the important organs and things like that so that they can mate twce. A male does not even eat after his moult into adulthood, his aim in life is to reproduce and the mating plug is to make sure that she wont mata with anyone else, as you said, but yes ...

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by nugget
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: carnivorous females
Replies: 9
Views: 5431

Insect moult diagram

Does anyone know where to find a good and thorough diagram of the pathways and components that operate during an insect moult?

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by vlc1500
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insect moult diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 2879

The Fiber Disease

... Langworthy et al., 2000). In fact, tetracycline treatments reduce the population of Wolbachia in filarial worms and interferes with the L4-L5 moult of the parasite (Casiraghi et al., 2002). Furthermore, antibiotic treatments of human affected by O. volvulus have been shown an inhibition of ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6246152

Movement while moulting

Crab moult but still move around, that's one of the problems with the Newfoundland and Labrador crab fishery (refering to the queen crab or snow crab). Soft shelled crab being caught in the crab pots. It's highly unlikely that ...

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by Carolynparsons
Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Endoskeleton vs chitinous exoskeleton
Replies: 6
Views: 16889

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