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Definition of the noun molting

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  1. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles


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Google previewThe American Agriculturist (1893)

Molting is a very exhausting process. The crop of new feathers makes a heavy draught upon the system. It is not, or ought not to be, surprising that few eggs are now laid by the flock. Occasionally a fowl...

Google previewHow Fast Can a Falcon Dive? (2010)

Fascinating Answers to Questions about Birds of Prey by Peter Capainolo, Carol A. Butler

Molting is the periodic loss and regrowth of feathers, a natural process in all birds . Feathers are amazingly strong and resilient structures, but over time they become worn, frayed, broken, and faded, making them less useful, and so they are lost in a molt and replaced. The timing and sequence of molt is tremendously variable. In general, raptors molt once each year, but not always completely. A newly fledged raptor has a fresh coat of perfect feathers, and in many species the color and ...

Google previewA Hummingbird in My House (2010)

The Story of Squeak by Arnette Heidcamp

The Molt Molting is the gradual, periodic replacement of old and worn-out feathers The molting season and the duration of the molt cycle is different in the various species of hummingbird. With some species the molt is an annual event, while others molt more than once each year. The process uses a great deal of energy and has a definite affect on metabolism. When feathers are missing, the body loses heat more rapidly than when the bird is fully feathered, thus requiring more fuel to ...

Google previewHow to Keep Backyard Chickens (2014)

A Straightforward Beginner's Guide by Jill b.

Molting Rooster Molting Molting is a natural process of feather Roosters.

Google previewThe Baculoviruses (2013)

by Lois K. Miller

As mentioned earlier, molting is an essential part of insect development and is controlled by ecdysteroid hormones, such as 20-hydroxyecdysone. The Synthesis of ecdysteroids during larval and pupal development occurs mainly in the prothoracic gland and is stimulated by the action of prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH), a small neuropeptide. Ecdysteroid catabolism is controlled by a complex assortment of enzymes, some of which BACULOVIRUS INSECTICIDES 345.

Google previewBeautiful Butterflies (2008)

by Meish Goldish

Shedding and growing an exoskeleton is called molting. Caterpillars molt about four times as they grow bigger. adult Monarch butterfly A World of Color Butterflies are important. 15.

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians (2014)

by Monica M. Tighe, Marg Brown

Molting is the process of shedding and regrowth of feathers, influenced by season, temperature, nutrition, stress, species, ...

Google previewBackyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery (2014)

A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners by Cheryl B. Greenacre, Teresa Y. Morishita

Molting is a period of time during which the hen needs to rest its reproductive system. The oviduct regresses until the hen ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Molting: The process of digesting the old cuticle, secreting the new cuticle, and shedding the old cuticle (Fig. 167). Molting fluid: A substance secreted by the epidermal cells; contains chitinase and protease and digests old endocuticle (Fig .

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2006)

by Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield, Pamela K. Mulligan

molting, the periodic shedding of the cuticle of arthropods. Ecdysis is of great antiquity, since fossil trilobites (q.v.) in exuvial condition have been collected from Cambrian strata. 2. in dinoflag- ellates, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Implications Non-steroidal molting hormone agonists which bind to the functional ecdysteroid receptor are used for insect ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Molting. Lynn. M. Riddiford. University. of. Washington. M. olting is the process of producing a new cuticle and the subsequent shedding (or ecdysis) of the old cuticle. This molt is orchestrated by a series of hormones so that it can be triggered ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

MOLTING The exoskeleton of arthropods provides protection from predatots, abrasion, desiccation, and invading organisms (Fig. 1). It also gives structural support and allows for the antagonistic muscle movement. The rigid nature of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine (2017)

by Frank J. Dye

ecdysis See: molting. ecdysone the ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

moulting, molting; siipisatoaika moulting (1. molting) ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

ecdysial cleavage line see epicranial suture ecdysial fluid see molting fluid ecdysial glands see prothoracic glands ecdysial membrane ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (2013)

by Marc Bekoff, Carron A. Meaney

INDUCED MOLTING. See CHICKENS. INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEES (IACUCs) Since 1985,withextensive revision oftheLaboratory AnimalWelfare Act* and the adoption of new policies by the National Institutes of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

Molting has different functions in different habitats and geographic regions, and the change from summer to winter plumage is one aspect. Summer and winter feathers have different lengths and densities; there are also some structural ...

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