Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Effects of temperature and relative humidity on commercial product of silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) in Indore region of (M.P.) India
Author(s): Neha Singh Sisodia, Santosh Gaherwal
Abstract: Silk is considered to be queen of textiles which is proteinecious in nature. Rearing of silkworm for the production of silk fibre is called sericulture. Present investigation was carried out to evaluate the best environmental conditions for commercial cocoon production of Bombyx mori. Temperature and R.H. % (Relative Humidity) plays vary vital role on silkworm growth and development and it leads to cocoon quality. In the present investigation the appropriate temperature for silkworm rearing was 25º C and appropriate R.H. % was 75-80%. Bi-voltine silkworm is registered for best grades and high quality cocoon production. Present study was carried out to see the influence of varying temperature on development of pupa from larvae of silkworm Bombyx mori. It is observed that mortality rate is less at temperature 25ºC. Rearing is suggested in suitable environmental conditions.
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