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THE EFFECT OF SILKWORM PUPAE (Bombyx mori) MEAL TO SUBSTITUTE FISH MEAL ON PRODUCTION AND PHYSICAL QUALITY OF QUAIL EGGS (Cortunix cortunix japonica)

*R. Rahmasari  -  Study Program of Nutrition and Feed Science, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
S. Sumiati  -  Department of Nutrition and Feed Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
D. A. Astuti  -  Department of Nutrition and Feed Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

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The aims of this study was to determine the effect of substitution of fish meal protein withsilkworm pupae (Bombyx mori) on quail performances and egg quality. The experiment was a completlyrandomized design (CDR) with four treatments and four replications and ten birds of each replication.The treatment diets were R0: diet contain 8% fish meal, without silkworm pupae (control), R1: dietcontain silkworm pupae subtituted of 25% fish meal protein, R2: diet contain silkworm pupae subtitutedof 50% fish meal, protein and R3: diet contain silkworm pupae subtituted of 75% fish meal protein. Theresults showed that substitution of 25% up to 75% significantly (P<0.05) reduced feed conversion ratio,significantly (P<0.05) increased egg production and did not affecting physical quality of quail eggs. Inconclusion, silkworm pupae can be used 25% up to 75% replacing protein fish meal.
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Keywords: egg; fish meal; quail; silk worm pupae

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