Pinnacle Biological Sciences

(ISSN: 2360-9478)

January 2014, Vol.2 (1).

© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

Effect of Aloe vera oil influences the fecundity and hatchability of multivoltine mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori Linn.)

1Priyanka Singh, 2Surendra Prasad & 3V. B. Upadhyay

1,2&3Silkworm Laboratory,
Department of Zoology,
D.D.U. Gorakhpur University,
Gorakhpur, 273009. U.P. India.

Accepted 19 January, 2014; Available Online 22 January, 2014

Abstract:

The application of Aloe vera oil on the Bombyx mori has been proved to be a significance in the sericulture industry. The experiments were conducted with amount of A. vera oil viz, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1.0 ml as single, double and triple treatment with respect to the treatment of 3rd, 4th and 5th instar B. mori larvae. The maximum level of fecundity (409.66±3.31 eggs) and hatchability (96.75±1.22 %) observed in case of triple treatment with 0.75 ml amount of A. vera oil. Minimum fecundity (270.00±1.86 eggs) and hatchability (75.00±1.60 %) was noticed to be in case of triple treatment with 1.0 ml amount of A. vera oil. If A. vera oil applied tactfully, may boost up the formation of good cocoons at commercial scale.


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