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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 1881-1888
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.221


Determination of Suitable and Economical Diet for Laboratory Rearing of Rice Moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton)
K.M. Arun Kumar1*, V.J. Tambe2, Syed Khadeeru Rehaman1, B.N. Choudhuri2 and K.D. Thakur2
1Department of Entomology, SASF, RTU, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Nagpur, Dr. P.D.K.V. Akola, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nine experimental dietary formulations (T1-T9) were prepared which composed of rice, wheat, sorghum, rice + groundnut, wheat + groundnut, sorghum + groundnut, rice + sesamum, wheat + sesamum and sorghum + sesamum as base diet to rear and maintain the rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica under laboratory conditions. All the diets were fortified with baker’s yeast @ 5 g, wettable sulphur @ 5 g, and Streptomycin sulphate @ 50 mg. The parameters studied in the present work were total developmental period, percent adult moth emergence, percent male and female moth emergence, male and female longevity fecundity, total cost for preparing diet, total egg production, total income and net profit. The Diet T6 (sorghum 1000 g + groundnut 50 g) was found to outperform other dietary formulations as it resulted in lowest total development period (47.33 days), highest adult emergence (82 %), highest adult female emergence (52.11 days), highest male longevity (8.33 days), highest female longevity (9.67 days) and highest fecundity (312.33), highest egg production (21.73 cc), highest total income (Rs.426/-) and net profit (Rs.283/-). The obtained results provide suitable diets for mass rearing, thus contributing significantly for the large scale production of C. cephalonica.


Keywords: Food grains, Yeast, Larva, Pupa, Adult, Corcyra cephalonica
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Arun Kumar, K.M., V.J. Tambe, Syed Khadeeru Rehaman, B.N. Choudhuri and Thakur, K.D. 2018. Determination of Suitable and Economical Diet for Laboratory Rearing of Rice Moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 1881-1888. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.221