Translation of moult in Spanish:


transitive verb & noun


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    • While all feathers wear, they are replaced regularly by the molt processes.
    • In general, healed injuries are considered to have resulted from trauma during molting or wounds by predatory attack.
    • The larva molts again at 72 hours to become a third-stage larva.
    • The first smaller pulse induces switchover from larval to pupal commitment, and the second much larger pulse induces the pupal molt.
    • This biasing factor is unique to organisms that molt or shed their skin during growth.
    • Because of their hard exoskeleton, to increase in size they must molt or shed their exoskeleton and produce a new one.
    • As suggested by Plotnick, this determination is not easily made on the basis of the fossils alone as all portions of the preservable integument may potentially be sufficiently well represented in molts.
    • Since adult birds molt on the breeding grounds before migrating south, juveniles should be easily distinguished from adults when they first arrive in Washington in the fall.
    • One month later, lobstermen in Western Long Island Sound began to report sightings of gravid female lobsters dying in the throes of abortive molts.
    • With few exceptions, only adult birds were observed to molt their flight feathers in a symmetrical pattern.
    • These birds molt twice a year changing between alternate and basic (winter or non-breeding) plumage.
    • In modern lobsters, the carapace material is partially resorbed prior to molting, making the carapace thin and weak.
    • Carapace width does not vary within a molt and is proportional to the length of the males' raptorial forelimbs, which they use in attacking other males.
    • Once a year, though, when the birds molt, the tiny arthropods face life-or-death options.
    • As the larva feeds and grows, it molts, shedding its cuticle.
    • The specimen also appears to be a whole animal rather than a molt: several appendages are preserved and in the first four and the last two abdominal segments a cylindrical structure is interpreted as the alimentary canal.
    • The larval stage consists of four phases, or instars, with a complete molt between each instar.
    • At concentrations of 5 ppb and above, however, the number of molts increased with an average of one third of the animals undergoing molts.
    • During the final molt, from pupa to adult, the epidermal cells secrete special enzymes that rigidify the horns as well as hardening all the other adult structures.
    • Occasionally, females disperse at their penultimate instar and undergo their final molt in their new webs (personal observation).
    • Maturation involves 7-8 molts, and molting continues into adulthood.
    • They molt twice a year, the first molt, after breeding, gives the males their eclipse plumage.
    • During each molt the animal calcifies a new carapace of about twice the volume of the previous one.
    • Each year chickens molt, often looking quite ugly, but are rewarded with new and sturdy feathers.
    • It is not long after this molting is complete that they start a second molt to acquire their alternate plumage.
    • Birds eating balanced diets should have no trouble satisfying their nutritional needs during a molt.
    • When the lobster grows, it undergoes a process called molting, when the animal sheds its old exoskeleton and grows a new, larger one.
    • Second, adults and juveniles of species that mainly breed in high elevation western coniferous forests are not expected to move to the Mexican monsoon region for their fall molts.
    • The molt is restricted to replacing feathers on the head and body.
    • Also, hermit crabs commonly kept as pets molt and shed their exoskeleton.
    • Another subunit appears about the time of metamorphosis to first juvenile instar, and expression of a sixth subunit begins four or five molts later.
    • That suggests that our captive SY birds molted their juvenal flight feathers on a schedule similar to that of Tufted Puffins in the wild.
    • The fall migration is preceded by a molt migration where birds molt in large groups at northern coastal sites before heading south in fresh plumage.
    • Length of the white spots, present on the tips of feathers when freshly molted, were not included in total length as in all birds these spots had worn off.
    • Post-embryonic development takes place during a series of four molts.
    • Unlike most birds with different breeding and non-breeding plumages, buntings molt only once a year.
    • The scales are shed individually, so crocodilians do not molt (shed their skin all at once) like snakes do.
    • Once animals have emerged as adults, they do not molt again, and their size and external morphology are fixed.
    • In the fall they stop over at molt sites en route to their wintering areas, where they molt and grow new feathers before they move on.
    • They noted that the cephalopod eagerly attacked the molt and invariably did so by working from the posterior of the lobster abdomen toward the anterior.