MOLTS


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MOLTSModel Output Location Time Series (National Centers for Environmental Prediction)
MOLTSMultimode Optical Loss Test Set (FOC)
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Crabs had increasing growth performance with increasing amounts of cellulose in the diet versus chitin and had an additional molt in most cases.
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.
Key words: Ancient Murrelet, British Columbia, family groups, field observations, fledglings, Haida Gwaii, museum specimens, prebasic molt, Synthliboramphus antiquus
Specimens of females and males were obtained for each stage of development examined (third and fourth molts for females, and fourth and fifth molts for males).
Most North American land birds undertake a prebasic molt following breeding, during which all feathers are replaced (Pyle, 1997).
In this study, we identify more readily observed external features of the scorpion exoskeleton as the basis for distinguishing scorpion molts and carcasses.
Unlike humans, who constantly shed worn-out skin as tiny flakes, snakes and lizards periodically molt, or shed the outermost layer of their scaly skin all at once.
(1995) showed that sphyrion tag loss for lobsters held in aquaria varies between 3% and 23% depending on the molt stage at tagging.
Figure 1 illustrates the mosaic quality of many plumages by depicting one region of plumage in the red knot Calidris canutus, a shorebird with some molts that are partial and others that are complete.
Struebel and Fitzgerald (1978) surmised correctly that the species undergoes two seasonal molts. However, molt cannot be defined by casual inspection because color differences between the plush winter pelage and that of summer are often negligible, and a molt line may not be distinctive.