Fasting conditions and dietary phenamena of edible cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus)

쌍별귀뚜라미 식품 용도 개발에 따른 절식조건

  • Received : 2015.09.17
  • Accepted : 2015.10.27
  • Published : 2015.10.31


This study aimed to determine a feed withdrawal duration time of Gryllus bimaculatus (Gb), for removal of intestinal feces. Finally, this species of cricket has been temporarily approved for use as a human food source in Korea. To commercialize Gb as an edible insect, we attempted to prevent the proliferation of micro-organisms and improve taste of Gb by removing intestinal feces of live crickets. Our study showed that weak crickets were damaged in 2 days after feed withdrawal in farm. The microscope findings also revealed that feces of strong crickets' intestine almost disappeared at 1 day after feed withdrawal and instead, some of arms and legs of weak crickets were observed in the former's intestine. The results suggest that 1 day is deemed to be an adequate time for feed withdrawal, when it usually takes 1 day to deliver live crickets from the farm to a destination.


G. bimaculatus;Fasting;Edible insect


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