[I have seen that remark before somewhere.] The pier was crowded with carriages and men; passengers were arriving and hurrying on board; the vessel's decks were encumbered with trunks and valises; groups of excursionists, arrayed in unattractive traveling costumes, were moping about in a drizzling rain and looking as droopy and woebegone as so many molting
abnormalities of Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) can seriously affect their growth, causing significant losses to the aquaculture industry.
The time needed to replace primary feathers has been used as a standard for evaluating molt duration in Passerines, given that the replacement of these feathers generally encompasses the period of molting
all other feathers (Mallet-Rodrigues and Noronha 2001), although several exceptions exist (e.g.
Also, a chitinase is known to exist in this species, probably for the purpose of molting
, but activity in the gut or a role in digestion remains to be shown.
Feeding programs to induce molting
in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica).
N-acetylglucosamino-1,5-lactone (NAGL) is a molting
biomarker in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus.
An adult Ancient Murrelet beached in September 1976 (Alaska Peninsula) and a probable second-year murrelet beached in July 1987 (Oregon) were synchronously molting
Abstract: Handling, including blood collection, has often been discouraged in molting
penguins because it is considered an additional stress imposed on birds already experiencing major physiologic stress associated with molting
The work is the first to show that molting
can safeguard against parasites, says evolutionary biologist David Duneau of Cornell University.
Our objectives were thus to identify the molting
and wintering areas of birds breeding in Ungava Bay and to compare their home-range sizes during the pre-molt, molt, post-molt, and winter periods.
This annual molt is energetically demanding (Murphy and King, 1991) and critical to survival of birds; yet strategies of molting
in birds are poorly documented in comparison to strategies of breeding, wintering, and migration.
is well understood (Polis 1990; Brownell & Polis 2001; Gaban & Farley 2002).