2020. estpeuoxygéné(Chaoui,2010;Schuchetal.,2010). To Dr. Charles Thorn, recently retired from his position as Microbiologist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, U. S. Department of Agriculture, who has contributed in a large measure to the development of our knowledge of the fungi of the soil by encouraging many younger workers, including the writer of these lines, by helping them with the identification of the. Eudrilus eugeniae (Eudrilidae; not native to Brazil ) and Perionyx excavatus (Megacsolecidae) were obtained from the earthworm distributor Minhobox along with their substrate (substrate 1), which was commercially composted cow manure. Eudrilus eugeniae collected from moist subsurface soil and under stones in the University of Agriculture Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, India, were studied. [1][2], Fecundity, growth, maturation and biomass production were all significantly greater at 25 °C than 15°, 20°or 30°. © 2017, FAC UNIV SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES GEMBLOUX. Epigeic species of earthworms, with their natural ability to colonize organic wastes; high rates of consumption, digestion, and assimilation of organic matter; tolerance to a wide range of environmental factors; short life cycles; high-reproductive rates; and endurance and tolerance of handling, show good potential for vermicomposting. This makes the prospect of utilizing insects which are available in nature for most part of the year as alternative sources of proteins feasible. Interestingly, the blue worm and Lao worm were morphologically similar to Perionyx sp. Eudrilus eugeniae, also called the "African Nightcrawler", is an earthworm species native to tropical west Africa and now widespread in warm regions under vermicompost; it is an excellent source of protein and has great pharmaceutical potential. Partial sequences for ribosomal 16S rDNA and subunit one for mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COI) of four earthworm species were obtained. There were no significant differences (P > 0.05) in the moisture, protein, lipid and ash content in the whole body composition. This study set out to review the nutritional composition of termites and earthworms and their potential value as alternative sources of animal protein in poultry diets. Maximum weight of around 2.5 grams occurs within 8–10 weeks. Synonyms: Lumbricus eugeniae Kinberg, 1867: 98. Mango leaf morphology and anatomy is used to explain the reasons for the mango variety recommendation. treated with vermiwash were increased significantly (P< 0.001) in Vigna mungo (2.46±0.03*** for 20 Days) and (3.70±0.03*** All rights reserved. E. eugeniae Carbon) and micro nutrients (Fe, Mn, Cu and Zn) available in the vermiwash. The present study aimed to evaluate the benefits of vermicompost from animal wastes on Lagenaria siceraria productivity and its seeds quality compared to compost. facilitateitsuseanditsvalorizationincountriessuchasGabon,whereknowledgeofthiswormisrecent. Therefore, present experiment is designed to study the effect of vermiwash COI nucleotide sequence analyses showed the presence of divergent lineages between two species, suggesting the blue worm and Lao worm could be described as Perionyx sp. The clitellum is paler than the rest of the body. The Animal Diversity Web (online). This study was carried out to present an identification guide with key, diagnosis, important synonymes. Cocoons of E. eugeniae hatched in only 12 days at 25 °C, and the worms reach sexual maturity in as little as 35 days after hatching. It has been demonstrated that termites and earthworms have high nutritional value and that they may be an important source of protein, carbohydrate, fats, vitamins and minerals. disponibleetdesmatériauxaccessiblesauproducteur. Earthworm is a potential contributor in organic waste disposal or vermicomposting. (Ansari & Saywack, 2011). C’est un invertébré qui, appartient à l’Embranchement des Annelides, à la, regroupe des organismes principalement terrestres et, étudesontclassélesversdeterreentroiscatégorieset, écologiquesquiregroupentlesversdeterresont:, de matières organiques et creusent peu ou pas de, cegroupe(Pérèsetal.,2011);, –les vers anéciques occupent la couche supérieure, du sol autour de 25cm, ils creusent des galeries, –les vers endogés vivent dans les couches plus, Les vers de terre représentent jusqu’à 70% de, la biomasse du sol (Zirbes et al., 2011). Cinq mille, de nombreuses restent à découvrir et principalement, dans les zones tropicales (Brown et al., 2013). Les, des nutriments du sol, en modiant leurs propriétés, physiques, chimiques et biologiques (Kooch &, Jalilvand, 2008). Ils sont présents dans la majorité, (Francis et al., 2003) et dans la pêche sportive, de vermicompostage dans les pays tropicaux et, constituéd’anneauxsuccessifs(Pérèsetal.,2011)., ver nocturne africain (Brown et al., 2013). L, scientique pour ce ver a connu une croissance, interne (Butt & Grigoropoulou, 2010), le cycle de, 2013),lesparamètresdecroissance, dans différents substrats (Coulibaly & Zoro Bi,, 2010) et la description des organes de reproduction, Malgré les connaissances actuelles, son rôle, ses caractéristiques physiques, son rôle dans les, écosystèmes terrestres, les productions animales et, aussisonidenticationetsavalorisation. Materials and Methods Vermicomposting studies were carried out with press mud substrate using the earthworms, Eudrilus eugeniae, Lampito mauritii and Perionyx ceylanensis. With the purpose of determining the effect of earthworm meal inclusion in the diet on dressing percentage, cuttability and physical-chemical quality of quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) meat, an experiment was carried out during 42 days. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Cocon de l'espèce Eudrilus eugeniae-Cocoon of the species Eudrilus eugeniae. DominguezJ.&EdwardsC.A.,2010.Biology, of earthworm species used for vermicomposting., EdwardsC.A., AranconN.Q. & ShermanR.L., eds., DomínguezJ.&Gómez–BrandónM.,2010., delaslombricesdetierraaptasparaelvermicompostaje, (Life cycles of vermicomposting earthworms)., FernándezR. et al., 2011. Ultrastructural and molecular, insights into three populations of, with different reproductive modes., Gomez-BrandonM., LoresM. & DominguezJ., 2012., Species-specic effects of epigeic earthworms on, microbial community structure during rst stages of, decompositionoforganicmatter., are associated with high neonicotinoid concentrations., HanKoJ. et al., 2008. Evaluation of maturity parameters, JesikhaM., 2013. Growth of medicinal and economical, plants in vermicompost for sustainable development., JonesD.T. & LoweC.N., 2012., opalexplorenature.org/sites/default/files/7/file/OP, KarmakarS., BrahmachariK., GangopadhyayA. &, onthegrowthofmulberrycuttings., engineers and the most important detritivors in forest, LemtiriA. et al., 2014. Impacts of earthworms on soil, LiL., XuZ., WuJ. & T, to bioavailable metal concentrations in pig manure., morphological comparison, taxonomic revision and, molecular differentiation of the four economically, important species of earthworm in Thailand., LoweC.N. & ButtK.R., 2005. Earthworm culture,, maintenance and species selection in chronic, ecotoxicological studies: a critical review., MonebiC.O. & UgwumbaA.A.A., 2013. Utilization, MoraesM.J.d., FilhoD.O., MartinsJ.H. & SantosL.C.,, 2012. Electric signals for separation of earthworms, MorinR., 1999. Exploitation et élevage des vers de terre, pour le marché des appâts vivants., l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation,, Canada:Ministèredel’Agriculture,desPêcherieset, detraiterlesrésidusorganiques.. Based on the high nutritive value of termites and earthworms, it seems that there is need to carry out extensive research on their production in order to enable their use in smallholder poultry production. for 40 Days) Vigna radiata (2.60±0.05*** for 20 days) and (3.94±0.05*** for 40 days) Sesamum indicum (0.80±0.05*** for The agronomic parameters as “time of fruits maturity, number of fruits per plant, weigh of fruit, yield and heavy metal contents in the seeds were evaluated. It was concluded that earthworm meal inclusion during 42 days, could represent a proteic complement to improve dressing percentage and nutritional profile of quail meat. This review aimed to facilitate the agricultural recovery of the worm in Gabon and improve the current knowledge on E. eugeniae. terre, se nourrit de la matière organique présente en, se nourrir de déjections d’autres organismes du sol., Cependant,unalimentadéquatestcomposéde, moulues ou de sous-produits de céréales tels que, foisparsemaine.Laquantitéapportéedoitêtreégale, et al. (2010) rapportent que les micro-organismes, de l’intestin et l’autre partie non absorbée continue, vers l’anus (Crow, 2012). La matière or. Get some African Nightcrawlers today were maintained in the equatorial zone, where it was recently described, must be... E produção de humus heavy metals and total petroleum hydrocarbons were analyzed using AAS and., finally, thedevelopmentofaspecicidenticationkeyfor to compost recommended by, most vermiculture experts, as have! 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