Studies on nutritional requirements of the fruit fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett

Chawla, S.S.

Research Bulletin of the Panjab University, Science 17(1-2): 141-147


ISSN/ISBN: 0555-7631
Accession: 025564185

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The feeding responses of the fruit fly larvae to various semi-natural diets under aseptic conditions showed that the various foodstuffs by themselves were inadequate for the growth and development of the larvae. It was proved that 2.5 gm. of yeast was adequate as a supplement to convert the deficient diets into normal diets. Role of Brewer's yeast and its two fractions, i.e. water-soluble and water-insoluble yeast, in the development of fruit fly larvae under aseptic conditions have been studied and elucidated.