Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 463-468 Jan-Mar 2016

 

VERMICOMPOSTING OF ANIMAL WASTES BY USING BIOCATALYST AND EARTHWORM SPECIES, Eudrilus euginae KIENBERG, 1867

 

Patole S. S. and More B. C.

1. Department of Zoology, V.V.Mís. S. G. Patil ASC College, Sakri, Dhule, Maharashtra (INDIA)
2. Department of Zoology, K. A. M. Patil ASC College, Pimpalner, Sakri, Dhule, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present investigation deals with effect of biocatalyst and animal wastes (dung) on the growth and reproduction of earthworm species, Eudrilus euginae with nutrient content of the vermicompost under ideal laboratory conditions. For each vermibed 10 % wastes of animals like cow, horse and goat were used and monitored for 60 days. The worm grows and reproduces rapidly in all vermibeds. Among the vermibed, the bed containing horse wastes with biocatalyst was found to be ideal than cow and goat wastes were the number of worms was counted about 79.59 %. In this bed, there is significant increase in nutrient content viz. organic carbon, N, P and K are found as 32.33 %, 51.29%, 45.74 % and 65.30 % respectively than the same beds of cow and goat wastes.

 

Keywords : Biocatalyst, Animal wastes, Earthworm, Vermicompost, Nutrient content

 

 

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