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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2008) 37(1): 37–39



Entomology Research Lab, Department of Zoology, M. G. P. G. College, Gorakhpur - 273 001 INDIA
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The weight and survival of larvae of Bombyx mori was observed to significantly (P < 0.01) influenced by the variation in relative humidity between 55% to 80 % RH. The larval weight and survival of larvae were noticed to be minimum at 55% RH. Maximum larval weight and survival of larvae were recorded at 75% RH. Decrease in humidity from 80% to 75% RH caused increase in the larval weight and survival of larvae but further decreased below 75% RH caused gradual decline in larval performance of Bombyx mori.

Key words: Relative humidity, larval weight, survival of larvae, Bombyx mori


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