Effects of housing on growth performance of common house cricket (Acheta domesticus) and field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)

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dc.contributor.author Orinda, Mary Akinyi
dc.contributor.author Mosi, Reuben O.
dc.contributor.author Ayieko, Monica A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-08T09:59:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-08T09:59:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-16
dc.identifier.issn 2349-6800(print)
dc.identifier.issn 2320-7078(online)
dc.identifier.uri http://www.entomoljournal.com
dc.identifier.uri http://62.24.102.115:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/966
dc.description.abstract Cricket rearing is emerging as an important component of animal food. However, suitable housing for medium and large - scale production still presents a major challenge. This study sought to investigate the effect of housing on growth performance of two cricket species: Acheta domesticus and Gryllus bimaculatus. Both species were reared in the two housing systems used in the experiment; the tunnel unit and the prefabricated house. The crickets were fed on growers’ mash ad libitum throughout the experiment period. Data on feed intake and weight gain were recorded weekly. Temperature and relative humidity profiles were recorded using a HOBO data logger (U12-012) installed in the two housing systems. Analysis of variance was done to evaluate the effects of both species and housing on growth performance of the crickets. Species of the cricket had a significant effect (productively in either of the housing types. The focus should therefore be on the evaluation of different feeds that can improve productivity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies en_US
dc.subject Cricket en_US
dc.subject Growth performance en_US
dc.subject Prefabricated house en_US
dc.subject Tunnel unit en_US
dc.title Effects of housing on growth performance of common house cricket (Acheta domesticus) and field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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