That commission is performed; if he wants any of it, molt shall use him fairly.
The young ticks have only six legs (Fig. 15) but after the first molt they all have eight.
After the molt, autumn finds him once more in flock, and with the first frosts he is off again to the South.
Most of the specimens examined, that were taken in this period, are in molt.
Therefore, the delayed or incomplete fall molt, at present, cannot be correlated with either sex or with any particular age.
This places the period of molt as September, October, and November.
The Seaside Sparrow, which has but one molt each year, forages in relatively open areas.
Some of the specimens obtained in November and December are in molt.
The young males are colored like the females until they molt in their second year.
The injured cockroaches and those unable to molt were often eaten.
also moult, mid-14c., mouten, of feathers, "to be shed," from Old English *mutian "to change" (cf. bemutian "to exchange"), from Latin mutare "to change" (see mutable). Transitive sense, of birds, "to shed feathers" is first attested 1520s. With parasitic -l-, late 16c., on model of fault, etc. Related: Molted, moulted; molting, moulting. As a noun from 1815.
v. molt·ed, molt·ing, molts
To shed periodically part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth. n.
The act or process of molting.
The material cast off during molting.