Comparison of body mass, feeding and food conversion of temperature acclimatized Porcellionides pruinosus (Brandt, 1833) (Isopoda, Oniscidea) fed on the dry leaf of Punica granatum

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Comparison of body mass, feeding and food conversion of temperature acclimatized Porcellionides pruinosus (Brandt, 1833) (Isopoda, Oniscidea) fed on the dry leaf of Punica granatum

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dc.contributor.author Nair, G. Achuthan [ج. أكيوثان نير] en_US
dc.contributor.author El Mariami, Muftah, A. [مفتاح أز الميامي] en_US
dc.contributor.author Haeba, Maher Hamad [ماهر حمد هيبة] en_US
dc.contributor.author Muttardy, Farag M. [فرج م. مطردي] en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T15:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T15:21:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2006, Vol. 26, Pages 45-50. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9919
dc.description.abstract A detailed study was conducted on the body mass; moisture; assimilation efficiency; gross and net production efficiencies; feeding, assimilation; conversion and metabolic rates of the woodlouse Porcellionides pruinosus acclimatized at 14°C or 21°C for 15 days and fed on the dry leaf of Punica granatum (pomegranate). Brief descriptions are given on the chemical composition of R, granatum leaf and on the analyses of soil of the habitat of P. pruinosus. A marginal insignificant increase of 0.6 mg body mass was observed in this woodlouse acclimatized at 21°C when compared with the value recorded at 14°C. However, significant differences existed on moisture (t = 2.3; p<0.01), assimilation efficiency (t = 10.2; p<0.01) and feeding rate (t = 10.2; p<0.01) between the temperature acclimatized woodlice. An inverse relationship was discernible in this woodlouse between rate of ingestion and efficiency of absorption. Only 10.7% assimilated food at 14°C and 14.4% at 21°C were converted into the production of new tissues. The food consumption of P. pruinosus at 14 and 21°C were 2.57% and 3.21% body mass/day respectively. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Qatar University en_US
dc.subject Biology en_US
dc.subject بيولوجيا ar
dc.title Comparison of body mass, feeding and food conversion of temperature acclimatized Porcellionides pruinosus (Brandt, 1833) (Isopoda, Oniscidea) fed on the dry leaf of Punica granatum en_US
dc.title.alternative مقارنة كتلة الجسم وكيفية التغذية والتحول الغذائي عند الأقلمة الحرارية لقلمة Porcellionides preinous (متشابهة الاقدام، قمليات الخشب) ........ ar
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.pagination 45-50 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 26 en_US

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