Recycling Agricultural Wastes as Feed for Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor)

갈색거저리 대량사육을 위한 농업부산물 대체먹이 탐색

  • Kim, Sun Young (Applied Entomology Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Chung, Tae-Ho (Department of Animal Resources Science, Joongbu Univeresity) ;
  • Kim, Seong-Hyun (Applied Entomology Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Song, Sungho (Applied Entomology Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA) ;
  • Kim, Namjung (Applied Entomology Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDA)
  • 김선영 (국립농업과학원 농업생물부 곤충산업과) ;
  • 정태호 (중부대학교 애완동물자원학과) ;
  • 김성현 (국립농업과학원 농업생물부 곤충산업과) ;
  • 송성호 (국립농업과학원 농업생물부 곤충산업과) ;
  • 김남정 (국립농업과학원 농업생물부 곤충산업과)
  • Received : 2014.07.31
  • Accepted : 2014.10.27
  • Published : 2014.12.01


In order to investigate the impact of recycling agricultural wastes as feed for mealworm (Tenebrio molitor), we evaluated the replacing effect by the different level of tangerine shell, Chinese cabbage, king oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii) and Enoki mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) substrates on wheat bran feed. Larval survival rate, larval weight, developmental period of larva, pupation rate and pupal weight were evaluated. In tangerine shell and Chinese cabbage replacement group, no replacing effects found. In all groups replacing by spent King oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii) substrate, survival rate of larva was similar to that of control group but larvae weighed less than control group significantly. Developmental period of larva increases in the group of King oyster mushroom substrate replacement. Larval and pupal weight in Enoki mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) substrate by the level of 40 and 50%, replacement effect showed best results in successive breeding considering pupation rate. It is concluded that replacing 40 and 50% of Enoki mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) substrate is appropriate to substituted diet of Tenebrio molitor larvae.


Grant : 양식어류 사료용 곤충 대량 생산 기술 개발

Supported by : 농촌진흥청


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