The influence of a DDGS diet on the development and oviposition rate of <i>Tribolium castaneum</i> (Herbst)

  • M. Fardisi Department of Entomology, Purdue University, 901 State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
  • L. J. Mason Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 225 south University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA, Email address: lmason@purdue.edu
  • E. J. Klein Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 225 south University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA

Abstract

Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) is used in livestock feeds and finishing diets to replace maize or other grains. As more of this product is available to the feed industry, the effect it might have on the vulnerability of animal feed to insect infestation is unknown. This research focused on the influence of old generation DDGS as food and oviposition resource of red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum in contrast with a traditional a flour (90%)/yeast (10%) diet. Larval development was significantly faster

Keywords:  DDGS, Red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, Oviposition, Development

Veröffentlicht
2010-09-02