The influence of different moisture levels on the growth, fecundity and survival of Eisenia fetida (Savigny) in cattle and pig manure solids

@inproceedings{Gunadi2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of different moisture levels on the growth, fecundity and survival of Eisenia fetida (Savigny) in cattle and pig manure solids},
  author={Bintoro Gunadi and Christopher A. Edwards and Charles W. Blount},
  year={2003}
}
The growth, fecundity and mortality of the epigeic earthworm Eisenia fetida in cattle manure solids and pig manure solids with different moisture contents (70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%) were studied for 30 weeks in the laboratory. The maximum weight of E. fetida in the pig manure solids, which had a moisture content of 75%, was 1100 mg after 13 weeks with a highest growth rate of 12.8 mg d. The total number of cocoons and hatchlings produced was lower, compared to those in all the other moisture… CONTINUE READING
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