• Effect of starvation on food utilization in the freshwater snailPila globosa (Swainson)

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      Pila globosa ; starvation; feeding; conversion

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      Increase in food supply produced elevated values of several parameters in energy budget of both normal and starved individuals (P<0·001). Starvation accelerated the rates of feeding, absorption and metabolism (3 times) and conversion (1 1/2 times;P<0·001).Pila globosa starved for a month lost 79·5 mg dry weight/g live weight and the recovery periods to attain the original body weight were estimated as 66, 72, 88, 32, 28 and 23 days between 8 and 20% rations.

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      M A Haniffa1

      1. Post-Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai - 627 002, India
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