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Biochemical Compositions of Black Carpenter Ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Version 1 : Received: 11 March 2017 / Approved: 13 March 2017 / Online: 13 March 2017 (08:38:03 CET)

How to cite: Abulude, F.O.; Fagbayide, S.D. Biochemical Compositions of Black Carpenter Ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Preprints 2017, 2017030062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0062.v1). Abulude, F.O.; Fagbayide, S.D. Biochemical Compositions of Black Carpenter Ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Preprints 2017, 2017030062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0062.v1).

Abstract

Biochemical compositions of black carpenter ants (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) were analyzed using standard methods. The proximate composition (%) were as follows: crude protein (22.50), crude fibre (1.46), carbohydrate by difference (30.86) and energy (35.4Kcal). The predominant mineral was potassium and nickel was the least. The antinutritional properties (mgkg-1) ranged as follows: Oxalate (1.35), phytate (62.79), and tannins (0.72). The results suggested that the ant may be a good source of nutrition.

Subject Areas

biochemical composition; carpenter ants; potassium; phytate

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