TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDE, PHORATE ON THE PROSTOMIAL REGION OF EARTHWORM

TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDE, PHORATE ON THE PROSTOMIAL REGION OF EARTHWORM, METAPHIRE POSTHUMA                                            Suneel Kumar* and  Satyendra M. Singh Earthworm Toxicology Unit, Earthworm Ecology and Environmental Research Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly-243006 (Uttar Pradesh), INDIA. Corresponding author E-mail*: suzootak@gmail.com Received: 02-03-2019                                             Revised: 08-05-2019                  Read More …

ACUTE TOXICITY POTENTIAL OF PHORATE – AN ORGANO – PHOSPHATE

ACUTE TOXICITY POTENTIAL OF PHORATE – AN ORGANO – PHOSPHATE INSECTICIDE ON TWO DIFFERENT EARTHWORM SPECIES Suneel Kumar and Satyendra M. Singh* Earthworm Toxicology Unit, Earthworm Ecology and Environmental Research Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly-243006 (Uttar Pradesh), India [Corresponding author E-mail*: satyendramsingh@rediffmail.com] Received: 12-03-2016 Revised: 19-03-2016 Accepted: 31-03-2016 Abstract: Several studies have been conducted on the acute toxicity of organophosphates; however very little information is available on the acute toxicity of phorate which is one of Read More …

EFFECT OF EARTHWORM METAPHIRE POSTHUMA (MEGASCOLECIDAE) IN NUTRIENT DYNAMICS AND GROWTH OF CROP

EFFECT OF EARTHWORM METAPHIRE POSTHUMA (MEGASCOLECIDAE) IN NUTRIENT DYNAMICS AND GROWTH OF CROP Nirupama Dalakoti* and B. R. Kaushal Department of Zoology, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand. 263002, India [Corresponding author E-mail*: nirupamadalakoti@gmail.com] Received: 31-08-2015 Revised: 13-10-2015 Accepted: 14-11-2015 Abstract: Effect of earthworm, Metaphire posthuma on nutrient dynamics and plant growth was studied in the laboratory. Two treatments were applied: “a control treatment” without earthworms and “an earthworm + soil treatment” were selected for wheat and maize crop with Read More …

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VERMICOMPOSTS PRODUCED BY THREE EARTHWORM SPECIES

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VERMICOMPOSTS PRODUCED BY THREE EARTHWORM SPECIES DRAWIDA NEPALENSIS, METAPHIRE HOULLETI AND PERIONYX EXCAVATES AND EFFECT ON WHEAT PLANT GROWTH Madhuri Dabral, Namita Joshi1 and R.K. Maikhuri2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology and sciences, Patel Nagar, Dehradun -248002 ,Uttarakhand , India. 1Department of Environmental Science, Kanya Gurukul Mahavidhyalaya, Haridwar- 249407, Uttarakhand, India. 2G.P. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, P.B.-92, Srinagar Garhwal-246174, Uttarakhand, India Received: 19-09-2014 Accepted: 27-10-2014 Abstract: A study Read More …

THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF THE EARTHWORM AMYNTHAS ALEXANDRI IN DIFFERENT FOOD SOURCES

THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF THE EARTHWORM AMYNTHAS ALEXANDRI IN DIFFERENT FOOD SOURCES D. Goswami, H. Pandey, R. Bisht and B.R. Kaushal Department of Zoology, Kumaun University Campus, Nainital-263002 Abstract: Quantitative observations on the biology of A. alexandri were made in cow manure and field soil over a period of 180-195 days. The study revealed that copulation is not a prerequisite for production of viable cocoons, indicating that A. alexandri may be parthenogenetic. A higher growth rate in cow manure Read More …

STUDIES ON RECYCLING OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE BY EARTHWORM

STUDIES ON RECYCLING OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE BY EARTHWORM, EISENIA FOETIDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENT S. S. Patole* and B. C. More * Dept. of Zoology, V. V. M’s, S. G. Patil ASC College, Sakri, Dist- Dhulia (M. S.) Sakri- 424 304. Dept. of Zoology, Karmveer A. M. Patil ASC College, Pimplaner, Dist- Dhulia (M. S.) [e-mail: sspatole63@hotmail.com] Abstract: In present investigation, the epigeic species of earthworm, Eisenia foetida have been tested for decomposition of agricultural refuse along with soil Read More …

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LIFE CYCLES OF TWO INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF EARTHWORMS

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LIFE CYCLES OF TWO INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF EARTHWORMS Vineeta Shukla and Jyoti Department of Zoolgy, M. D. University, Rohtak [e-mail: vin_shukla25@yahoo.com] Abstract: The present study was undertaken to observe the life cycle pattern of two indigenous species of earthworms Lampito mauritii and Metaphire posthuma reared in laboratory under static conditions of temperature and moisture. A comparison was made to evaluate the best suited species for mass production in situ. Life cycles were studied by counting the Read More …

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LIFE CYCLES OF TWO INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF EARTHWORMS

Vineeta Shukla and Jyoti Department of Zoology, M. D. University, Rohtak [e-mail: vin_shukla25@yahoo.com] Abstract: The present study was undertaken to observe the life cycle pattern of two indigenous species of earthworms Lampito mauritii and Metaphire posthuma reared in laboratory under static conditions of temperature and moisture. A comparison was made to evaluate the best suited species for mass production in situ. Life cycles were studied by counting the numbers of cocoons, juveniles and biomass production during total life period. The Read More …

STUDIES ON DIETARY INFLUENCE ON THE POPULATION OF EPIGEIC SPECIES OF EARTHWORM

STUDIES ON DIETARY INFLUENCE ON THE POPULATION OF EPIGEIC SPECIES OF EARTHWORM, EISENIA FOETIDA More, B. C., Y. M. Nandre and S. S. Patole* Department of Zoology, Karmveer A. M. Patil Arts, Commerce and Kai. N. K. Patil Science College, Pimpalner, Tal -Sakri *Department of Zoology, V. V. M’s S. G. Patil ASC College, Sakri , Dist- Dhule. Sakri – 424 304 Abstract: Efforts have been made to find out the quality substrate for earthworm production. Among eight types of Read More …