47. Effect of the artificial diet on main biological and technological parameters of some Bulgarian silkworm hybrids (bombyx mori l.)

Author: Krassimira Avramova, Dimitar Grekov

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In Bulgaria the possibilities for artificial diet using in sericulture are not yet investigated enough and still under consideration.This paper presents the results of an impact that artificial diet made on some biological and technological characteristics of the silkworms (B. mori L.). Rearing silkworms through artificial diet has some advantages as compared to the standard type of feeding – particularly with regard to larval period, which is shorter in silkworms fed with artificial diet. Furthermore, diseases are more easily controlled and the progression of various disorders is minimized. The development of suitable artificial diets recipes allows silkworms to be raised year round.