Vol. 4, Issue 10 (2015)
Impact of Ganoderma and noni extract on the economic parameters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L
Dyana Selin C, Venkadesh B, Kumaran T
Silkworm is a monophagous insect and major portion of successful silk production as well as quality of silk cocoon depends on nutritional value of mulberry leaf. Hence in the present investigation an attempt is made to study the impact fortification of mulberry leaf withGanoderma and Noni to increase economic parameters of silkworm Bombyx mori.Ganoderma and Noni are the most famous traditional value medicinal plant used for prevention and cure of much illness. The silkworm larvae were fed on mulberry leaves treated with 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4%, 0.5% concentrations of Ganoderma and noni extracts from 3rd instar onwards fed once a day. The economical parameters like matured cocoon weight, shell weight, pupa weight, shell percentage, filament length, fibroin, sericin and denier were recorded. These result showed that silkworm larvae fed with mulberry leaves spray inGanoderma and noni extract increase economic parameters when compared with control treated group.
How to cite this article:
Dyana Selin C, Venkadesh B, Kumaran T. Impact of Ganoderma and noni extract on the economic parameters of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(10):93-96.