International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Assessment of the nutritional values of Dried Bread Fruit Peel Meal (DBPM) as a replacement for Maize in the Formulated Diet of Giant Africa Land Snail Archachatina marginata (swainson)
      Ogunkunle Tajudeen
Abstract: A twelve (12) weeks experiment was conducted to investigate the nutritional values of dried bread fruit peel meal as a dietary replacement for maize on the growth of seventy five (75) grower giant African land snail (Archachatina marginata) of weight rang 38-42g in a completely randomized design (CRD) feeding trial. Fresh breadfruit peels were collected from roadside breadfruit fryers in Owode- Yewa town washed and sundried for one (1) week after which it was milled to form dried breadfruit peel meal (DBPM) then used as a replacement for maize at the level of 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% in a formulated diet for giant African land snail as an alternative source of carbohydrate to form the dietary treatments viz; TA (control), TB, TC, TD, TE respectively. Each treatment was replicated three times with 5 snails per replicate. The formulated diets were supplied ad-libitum. Bi-weekly body weight gain (BWG), shell length (SL), aperture radius (AR) and shell width (SW) was measured. The results show that statistical significant different (P < 0.05) occurred among the treatments in term of body weight gain (BWG), shell length (SL) aperture radius (AR) and shell width (SW). Dietary treatment TC (50%) dried breadfruit peel meal replacement was recorded to have influence more growth in all the parameters measured and recommended for use by animal feed industries and snail farmers mostly in the rural and peri-rural areas where fresh breadfruit is in abundant.

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Ogunkunle Tajudeen (2018); Assessment of the nutritional values of Dried Bread Fruit Peel Meal (DBPM) as a replacement for Maize in the Formulated Diet of Giant Africa Land Snail Archachatina marginata (swainson); Int J Sci Res Publ 5(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0215.php?rp=P383635
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