premoult

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premoult

(priːˈməʊlt) or

premolt

adj
(Zoology) occurring in the period before an animal moults
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Of the 29 lobsters receiving the 100% daily maximum feeding ration, 15 were in the intermolt (C) molt stage and 14 were either in premolt ([D.
For wild African penguins, Cooper (3) reported a 31% weight gain in premolt birds, with a subsequent loss of 41% of their peak body mass during the molt.
Metallothionein isoform 3 was present in premolt and softshell crab and was absent in hepatopancreas of intermolt crab.
The weight of engorged nymphs, engorgement period and premolt period have been the most commonly used parameters, as can be seen in relation to Amblyomma cajennense (FABRICIUS, 1787) (OLIVIERI et al.
1986) stayed within the archipelago during premolt, whereas females captured on the island in Leaf Bay stayed along the mainland south of Leaf Bay.
Calcium fluorescence in Y-organ cells increased >6-fold between intermolt (stage C) and late premolt (stage D3) (P<0.
Biaggio then paired adult males with females at various phases of their final premolt periods.
Statewide counts are currently derived from aerial surveys during the premolt period from late June to early July (Hanan, 1996) or from May to June (Barlow et al.
Penultimate female mites and premolt female crustaceans may produce pheromones that attract males (Cone et al.