The shedding of an animal's skin or shell.
The biological process in a hen of shedding old feathers to grow new coat annually. Usually the first annual complete moult is undergone a the conclusion of the first year of laying. Good producers moult late and intensely, go very bare, and quickly come back into production. Low producers are noted for dropping only a few feathers at a time and take a long time before coming back into production.
the process of shedding the exoskeleton and building a new one that allows the caterpillar (larva) to continue to grow.
Process of growth in which a new, expandable skin is formed beneath the old one; the original skin is shed, allowing the parasite to expand in its new skin.
In crustaceans, the process whereby outer shell is shed.
periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
When a caterpillar sheds its skin.
shedding of the exoskeleton. Occurs in two stages, the back half is moulted first and then the front half is moulted a few days later
When an immature spider breaks out of its hard body shell to grow larger. This occurs at least five times before the spider reaches adulthood.
In arthropods, this is the periodic shedding of the exoskeleton. The shed skin is called a moult. For more detail on how this happens in a crab.
Shedding of dead fur (also spelt molting)
the time when fowl drop their feathers and grow new ones in their place. Fowl are not mentally or physically stable at this time and should not be fought or even touched unless necessary.