Indira Bhojne, Rajiv L. Naik, Satapa B. Kharbade


Silkworms fed on supplemented leaves dipped in different lower and higher concentrations of three secondary metabolites to all the larval instars four times in a day. Lower concentrations of pectin, amino acid mixture and proline proved to be considerably effective showing higher shell ratio, weight of shell and cocoon was also noticed to be higher, reliability was significantly higher and lower renditta found to be superior in lower concentrations of secondary metabolites than the higher concentrations. These findings reported that economic traits was noticed and found to be superior in lower concentration of secondary metabolites, which performed best results amongst the treatments and natural diet, which showed that significantly, improved the silk production and they can recommend as leaf supplementation for increasing farmer’s income as well.


Fortifications, secondary metabolites, economic traits, silkworm

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