Lower Assam enjoys a salubrious climate for rearing of muga silkworms throughout the year. Ent. Adult muga moth: The wings and body of the male moth are copper brown to dark brown, while those of female is yellowish to brown. 6, No. Vol. rearing of Muga silkworm were carried out in Boko Development Block of Kamrup District, Assam, India, 25º 59´ 0´´N latitude, 91º 16´ 0´´ E longitude. Blume) are of secondary importance. Muga silkworm cultivation has been an age old practice, it is obviously environment controlled and the rearing performance is quite different in each season. Special features The golden colour and shine of the fabric is one of the most unique features of Muga silk. The rearing was conducted in six different crops/ seasons and observations were made on different aspects of silkworm growth and rearing performance, cocoon parameters. During Muga moth (“Muga Polu’ in Assamese) also has the same life cycle as other silk­worms, i.e., egg, larva, pupa and adult. fecundity, hatching percentage, larval mortality during rearing, moth emergence and cocoon yield during the two commercial crops vis-à-vis prevailing meteorological factors were correlated and the effect of climatic change on muga silkworm rearing was established. Cooking and reeling of muga cocoons practiced indoor rearing of muga silkworm applying different types of rearing devices and, some of them reported effective over outdoor rearing. The actual weaving process takes about one week to 10 days to complete. MUGA SILKWORM REARING TECHNOLOGY. Bhuya N, Borah BR, Barah A, Sengupta AK (1991) Indoor rearing Muga silkworm under specialized conditions for mass rearing. The quality seed known as Disease Free Layings (DFLs) are prepared in these centres and supplied to the farmers for rearing. Mun. During the rearing period, they restrict entry of people to the rearing plot as they believe that the evil sight of outsider may cause Mukhloga disease (Flacherie, a bacterial disease of muga silkworm) 1,2. The silkworm seed production centers are referred as grainages. Barman H, Rana B (2011) Early stage indoor tray rearing of muga silkworm (antheraea assamensis helfer) – a comparative study in respect of larval characters. The time taken to weave a single Muga silk saree is roughly two months, from rearing the silkworm to obtaining the finished product. Muga silk worm is multivoltine and 5-6 crops are raised in a year out of which two commercial crops (Jethua: May- June and katia: October- November), two pre-seed crops (Jarua: December- January and Aherua: June- July) and two seed crops (Chotua: February- March and Bhodia: July- August. Rep. RMRS, Boko pp 24-26. Because of its rearing outdoor the muga silkworms, A. assamensis are exposed to the adverse climatic conditions, pests and predators. Muga silkworm belongs to Lepidoptera of Saturniidae family and, geographically isolated only to NE region of India. Zool. Ann. Study the problems and prospects of rearing of muga silkworm (Antheraea assama Westwood) in Boko, Kamrup district of Assam Zool 6: 262-267. Muga rearing Farmers rear muga silkworm in natural som plantation commonly known as Somoni. This area has identified as seed zone by Central Silk Board. rearing of muga silkworm was followed as recommended by Bharali, (1970) and Choudhury, (1982). In muga silkworms the disease which affects large population of silkworms usually during the hot and humid summer climatic conditions results in high mortality,which affects Singh & Barah _____Mun. Ent. Data … Silkworm to obtaining the finished product rearing Farmers rear muga silkworm belongs to Lepidoptera of Saturniidae family and, isolated... 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