Pesticidal Influence on the Respiratory Metabolism of Fresh Water Male Crab, Barytelphusa guerini
The present observation was undertaken to study the influence of pesticide (Acephate and Sumidon, on the respiratory metabolism of fresh water male crab, Barytelphusa guerini. The animals were collected from paddy fields of Nanded district. They were brought to the laboratory and acclimated for 8- 10 days. The selected animals were subjected to sub-lethal concentration on pesticide Sumidon (1.2 ppm) and Acephate (3.5 ppm). The effect of Sumidon and Acephate on, the oxygen consumption of fresh water male crab was studied. The animals were subjected to sub-lethal concentration of Sumidon and Acephate at 0, 24, 48, 7, 96 and 120 hours after regular intervals. The results were Plotted and discussed in details.
Barde R. D.