Aquarium Feed: Grasshopper Minilivestock

by Arijit Ganguly

ISBN: 9789386615435
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Imprint : Scholars World
Year : 2018
Price : Rs. 4495.00
Biblio : xii+100p., figs., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Arijit Ganguly was born and brought up in the serene environment of Santiniketan, West Bengal, India; the abode of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the first Nobel Laureate from Asia. Gradually, he completed his education in Zoology and obtained his PhD from Visva-Bharati University under the efficient guidance of Prof. Parimalendu Haldar and Prof. Dipak Kr. Mandal. Later, he joined Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh as a postdoctoral Research Associate where he was trained by Prof. Debangshu Narayan Das. Presently, Dr. Ganguly is working as an Assistant Professor of Zoology in the Achhruram Memorial College of the beautiful district Purulia in West Bengal, India. Since last eight years Dr. Ganguly is working in the field of utilisation of insects as food for livestock. He has published a good number of research articles in the journals of international repute.

About The Book

The practice of keeping ornamental fish at home was a mere hobby of some rich people even a decade back. However, recently numerous researches have proved these beautiful fishes to have positive impact on mental and stress related problems of human. Unfortunately, this highly valued ornamental fish industry is facing difficulty to prosper because of scarcity of protein rich diets. Hence alternative protein supplement is being explored worldwide. In this context the present book explores how grasshoppers could be exploited as a protein rich supplement for the common ornamental fish black molly.

Table of Contents

Preface v List of Figures xi 1. Prelude: The Journey Begins 1 2. Grasshopper Species of Interest 13 3. Nutrient Composition of Grasshopper Tissues 19 4. Mass Culture Strategies of Grasshoppers 25 5. Annual Biomass Production of Selected Grasshopper Species 37 6. Formulation of Various Protein Rich Diets Using Grasshoppers as a Supplement 43 7. Quality Assessment of the Formulated Diets 51 8. Feeding Trial with Black Mollies 57 9. Comparison of Growth Performance of Black Mollies Fed with Formulated Diets and Market Available Fish Diets 63 10. Postscript 69 Glossary 73 References 79