Biological Sciences, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Dec  2019, Pages 1-7; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Growth Modeling of Archachatina Marginata Using Quantitative Traits Parameters

, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Dec  2019, Pages 1-7.

DOI: 10.31058/

Daniel Etim Jacob 1* , Nelson, Imaobong Ufot 1 , Idongesit Moses Etuk 1 , James Ityavyar 2

1 Forestry and Wildlife Department, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

2 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Received: 1 December 2019; Accepted: 20 December 2019; Published: 25 December 2019

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This study evaluates quantitative traits of A. marginata under three feed treatments with a view of modeling its body weight from it. Ninety snailets divided into thirty snailets per treatments were used for the study. Data collected include Shell length (SL), Shell width (SW), shell mouth length (SML) and Weight gained. Data obtained were analyzed using correlation, ANOVA, while cubic, quadratic, simple and multiple regressions were used in modeling growth. The results obtained indicate that Treatment C (Tc) had the highest value for all the assessed quantitative parameters in the snails. The mean weight gained of the treatments ranged between 12.55±0.90g (Ta) and 16.01±1.92g (Tc) and was significantly different between the treatments (p


Archachatina Marginata, Growth Modeling, Feed Treatment, Correlation, Morphometric Traits


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