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Vol. 9, Issue 6 (2021)

Effect of feed fortification on nutritional indices traits of silkworm, Bombyx mori L.


Author(s): N Mala and K Vijila

Abstract: Dietary efficiency of silkworm is a crucial factor in converting the feed ingested to produce silk of commercial importance. Fortification of mulberry leaves is a constructive technique to increases the nutritional value of the food making it more useful which improves silkworm health, cocoon and silk quality. Silkworms fed with mulberry leaves fortified with Aloe vera (100%) recorded the highest nutritional indices parameters viz., ingesta (3.708g), digesta (1.369g), approximate digestibility (36.920%), relative growth rate (0.049), reference ratio (1.585), respiration (0.493), metabolic rate (0.044), efficiency conversion of ingesta to larva (23.350%), cocoon (19.972%), shell (9.673%) and efficiency conversion of digesta to larva (69.109%), cocoon (59.085%), shell (28.518%) with minimum excreta, consumption index, ingesta and digesta required to produce one gram cocoon and shell followed by Tinospora cordifolia (2%) compared to untreated control. The plant extracts used in the study beneficially affected the metabolic activities of silkworm which inturn reflected on the qualitative and quantitative improvement of nutritional traits of silkworm.

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How to cite this article:
N Mala, K Vijila. Effect of feed fortification on nutritional indices traits of silkworm, Bombyx mori L.. Int J Chem Stud 2021;9(6):18-23.
 

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