ESSENTIAL OIL (ALOE-VERA) FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SILK PRODUCING POTENTIAL IN MULTIVOLTINE MULBERRY SILKWORM (BOMBYX MORI LINN).
Authors: PRIYANKA SINGH AND V. B. UPADHYAY*
The importance of essential oil (Aloe-vera) on the Bomyx mori has been proved to be in Sericulture industry. This study was carried out to show the influence of Aloe-vera oil on the reelability of filament (%) and denier of filament (d) of Bombyx mori eggs. The experiments were conducted with A. vera oil viz, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 and 1.0 ml with respect to the treatment of 3rd, 4th and 5th instar B. mori larvae. A control set was also arranged for each larval instar. The reelability of filament and denier of filament increased with increasing stage of larval treatment and amount of A. vera oil up to 0.75 ml, the reelability of filament reached to the maximum level of (84.40±2.821 %) and denier of filament (1.99±0.817 d) in case of triple treated with 0.75 ml A. vera oil. Reelability of filament reached to the minimum level of (67.35±1.742 %) and denier of filament (1.26±0.792 d) in case of triple treated with 1.0 ml A. vera oil. In conclusion, it may be suggested that, Aloe-vera oil in sericulture may be useful for boosting up the Sericulture industry as well as the economy of silkworm rearing.
Keywords– Denier, Reelability, Denier, Silk production, Aloe-vera oil, B. mori.
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