Twenty-six bivoltine silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) genotypes were tested along with two check varieties (NB 4 D 2 and SH 6) for their performance. PDF | On Feb 27, , Zafar Iqbal Buhroo and others published Rearing Performance of Some Popular Bivoltine Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.). multiplication of silkworm breeds st P4lP3lPZ leaels and maintenance of . The bivoltine silkworms produce cocoons with high raw silk recovery and bivoltine.

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Tobacco has adverse effect on silkworm rearing, only during flowering season of tobacco. At the time of removal of card board, the frame I be placed vertically in such a way that all the iron hooks I down ward. For Chinese anti-ship missile, see Silkworm missile.

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A wooden comb is inserted in between the card boar, and – worms can be mounted with the help of boat shaped tray. Retrieved 18 October Give information about low cost rearing houses? Melting of cocoons is mainly due to three factors: Quality of cocoon and silk depends on a number of factors including genetics. Sericulture in Bicoltine is practiced predominantly in tropical environmental silkworrm such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bivotine Bengal and to a limited extent in temperate environment of Jammu and Kashmir.

The current study substantiates the observations of earlier reports on the effect of different mulberry varieties and seasons on larval characters and economic traits of cocoon. Due to imbalance in the weight rotary mountages rotate itself without any extra force. Major problem of tropical sericulture is aggravated disease incidence and presence of pathogen load in the rearing environment.


A total of ripened worms can be mounted in each set. Whether top clipping is required in shoot rearing. Studies on the effect of different mulberry varieties and seasons on the larval development and cocoon characters of silkworm Bombyx silkwrm L. Late age infection, use of non disinfected mountages, improper cocoon transportation and early harvest of cocoons.


When the rotary mountages are fixed to the wooden frame properly disorientation was noticed. Before proper bed drying, if shootlets are fed it leads to unequal larvae.

Yes, there is a hormone phytoecdysone Plant extract which can be sprayed on the larvae for uniform ripening and mounting. Many other Lepidoptera produce cocoons, but only a few—the Bombycidaein particular the genus Bombyxand the Saturniidaein particular the genus Antheraea —have been exploited for fabric production. However, the hot climatic conditions prevailing particularly in summer are not conducive to rear these high yielding bivoltine hybrids throughout the year.

These worms can be weighed once and note. Yes, cross ventilation is very much essential during late age rearing. Eggs are incubated in darkness.

Why these worms are falling?

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In accordance to the current study, the traits such as larval weight, cocoon weight, shell weight, silk ratio, ERR showed positive correlation with cocoon yield Ghosh et al. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

After removing the old bed, the bundles are open and spread leaving the ropes below the bed, which will be helpful for removing the bed at the end of the rearing. Flimsy and thin shelled cocoons and diseased larvae any on mountages should be removed manually before harvesting the cocoons.

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The silkworm was domesticated from the silkwodm silkmoth Bombyx mandarinawhich has a range from northern India to northern ChinaKorea, Japan, and the far siokworm regions of Russia. Better keeping quality of leaf during storing and in the rearing bed. As the process of harvesting the silk from the cocoon kills the larva, sericulture has been criticized by animal welfare and rights activists. The highest shell weight 0. View at Google Scholar T.

The productive bivoltine breeds are reported to be susceptible to high temperature; the authors of [ 845 ] noticed higher survival in the hybrids than the pure races under high temperature conditions.

Adult Bombycidae have bivoltinne mouth parts and do not feed, though a human caretaker can feed them. By adopting fumigation method silkwom mountages can be disinfected. Brick walled with Mangalore tiled roof. A silkworm’s preferred food is white mulberry leaves, though they may eat other mulberry species and even osage orange.

Students have a chance to observe complete life cycles of insect from egg stage to larvae, pupa, moth. Peng, tudies on the thermo-tolerance of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

Why chawki mulberry leaf should have more mol ture content? Mahatma Gandhi was critical of silk production based on the Ahimsa philosophy “not to hurt any living thing”.

The domesticated form, compared to the wild form, has increased cocoon size, body size, growth rate, and efficiency of its digestion. After harvesting the cocoons from rotary mountages, floss should be cleaned from the card board.

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