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Gomes et al., 1996. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 25 (4): 595-604

Document reference 
Gomes, S. Z. ; Correia, E. de S., 1996. Effect of substituting maize with cassava meal on voluntary intake of DM by Malaysian prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii De Man, 1879). Rev. Bras. Zootec., 25 (4): 595-604
Alternative title 

Efeito da Substituição do Milho por Mandioca Desidratada no Consumo Voluntário de Matéria Seca pelo Camarão da Malásia Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man, 1879)


For 7 days Malaysian prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in 5 weight groups (5.65, 10.53, 16.64, 23.46 and 33.34 g) were reared in 16 glass aquaria (0.16 m) each with 2 prawns and given to appetite 1 of 4 diets based on fish, soyabean and maize meals containing 25% CP and DE 2.9 kcal/g without or with cassava meal 17, 34 or 51% replacing 0, 33.3, 66.7 and 100% of the maize meal. Mean voluntary intake of DM was 5.54, 4.41, 3.64, 2.61 and 1.84% of liveweight daily in the weight groups, respectively. Replacement of maize with cassava meal significantly affected intake only in the lower weight group which showed the highest intakes for diets with 34 and 51% cassava meal.

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Gomes et al., 1996