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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Author Nair, G. Achuthan [ج. أكيوثان نير] en_US
Author El Mariami, Muftah, A. [مفتاح أز الميامي] en_US
Author Haeba, Maher Hamad [ماهر حمد هيبة] en_US
Author Muttardy, Farag M. [فرج م. مطردي] en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:21:37Z en_US
Publication Date 2006 en_US
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2006, Vol. 26, Pages 45-50. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9919 en_US
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
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Biology en_US
Subject بيولوجيا ar
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
Alternative Title مقارنة كتلة الجسم وكيفية التغذية والتحول الغذائي عند الأقلمة الحرارية لقلمة Porcellionides preinous (متشابهة الاقدام، قمليات الخشب) ........ ar
Type Article en_US
Pagination 45-50 en_US
Volume Number 26 en_US


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