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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Entomology.
There are various methods of measuring the nutritional value of plants to insects but most of these involve long and tedious procedures. In view of this fact it seemed desirable to search for a more rapid methods. The chromogen ratio method developed by Reid et al. (1950) for use in ruminant nutrition studies was tested to determine its value in insect nutrition. Incidental to this primary objective, the relationship between fecal pellet size and digestibility plus the apparent toxicity of certain sorghum plants was investigated.
The experimental work was conducted at the University of Nebraska, North Platte Experiment Station during the summer of 1963.
Advisor: Kenneth P. Pruess