A new Vision for Improving the Biological Properties of The Mulberry Silkworm, Bombyx Mori Using the Powder of Three Different Types of Ground Snails and Plant Extracts

Document Type : Original Article


Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, Egypt


These experiments were carried out as an attempt to develop methods used in raising mulberry silkworms. 2 and 3% of three different types of plant extracts Nigella sativa, Allium sativum, and Moringa oleifera, as well as 50 and 100 grams of three different types of ground snail's powder Eobania vermiculata, Helicella vestalis, and Monacha cardusiana were added to the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori diet and tested for their influence on some of its biological characteristics. The results showed the following, 3% N. sativa in the worm's diet had the best effectiveness on all the tested traits. Also, 100 grams of different snail's powder showed an effective effect on all the tested biological characteristics of B. mori. When 3% of N. sativa was mixed with 100 g powder of the three different snails into food, this led to excellent results in measurements of all tested traits, especially in the case of the terrestrial snail E. vermiculata. An analysis was made of the most important nutrients that are found in the bodies of the tested ground snails, and the results showed that their bodies contain high levels of proteins, carbohydrates, and sugars as well as some important minerals Especially E. vermiculata and H. vestalis