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Insects Infestation and Preventive Measures in Dry Fish Storage of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Mohammed Ashraful Azam Khan and Yusuf Sharif Ahmed Khan
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Six experiments were conducted to assess losses, magnitude of infestation and to develop preventive measures for 12 weeks to combat the beetles infestation on sun dried ribbon fish by treating with pirimiphos-methyl at a concentration dose of 0.12, 0.06 and 0.03%, saturated brine solution and dried ‘Bishkatali’ (Polygonum hydropiper) plants. For comparative studies a batch of ribbon fish was also stored without any treatment as a control. The treatment of 0.12 and 0.06% pirimiphos-methyl showed excellent result against beetles infestation during storage, while the control suffers from effective weight loss of about -25.47% instead of increase due to rise of moisture content. The 0.12 and 0.06% pirimiphos-methyl treated fish showed weight change of +2.94 and -0.96% respectively, which were economic to the traders.

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Mohammed Ashraful Azam Khan and Yusuf Sharif Ahmed Khan , 2001. Insects Infestation and Preventive Measures in Dry Fish Storage of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 963-965.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.963.965



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