Influence on the Overall Performance of the Mulberry Silkworm, Bombyx mori L. CSR-19 Cocoon Reared with V1 Mulberry Leaves Irrigated by Different Proportions of Spent Wash
S. Chandraju, Girija Nagendraswamy and C. S. Chidan Kumar
Journal Title:Nature Environment and Pollution Technology
CSR-19 silkworm reared with V1 variety of mulberry plants irrigated by raw water, 50% pretreated spent wash (PTSW) and 33% PTSW. The different parameters such as raw silk (%), filament length (m), reelability (%), denier and shell ratio were determined at the maturity of cocoons. It was found that the parameters were better in cocoon irrigated with 33% PTSW compared to 50% PTSW and raw water irrigation. This concludes that the mulberry plants irrigated with 33% PTSW are enriched with more nutrients for the potential growth of mulberry plants which results in the potential cocoons.