• Wachju Subchan University of Jember
  • Lintang Mutiara Putri University of Jember
  • Dwi Wahyuni University of Jember
  • Sugeng Winarso University of Jember


Sponge plastic is one of the plastic wastes that is difficult to degrade. Recently research reported that Tenebrio molitor L larvae have the potential capability to degrade plastic waste. But still a lack information according to the effect of feed composition on survival, and growth of T. molitor L larvae. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of plastic feed composition on the rate of degradation of sponge plastic waste, survival, and growth of T. molitor L larvae. The method used in this study was an experimental laboratory using Completely Randomized Design (CRD) and using controls and six treatments with 3 repetition times. The parameters measured in this study were survival (%), body length growth (cm/week) and body biomass (gram/week), and degradation rate (gram/week). The data obtained from the research results will be analyzed using ANOVA which is then tested by Duncan. The results showed that feed composition had a significant effect (p=0.001) on the rate of degradation of plastic sponge waste, survival (p=0.000), and growth (p=0.001) of T. molitor L larvae. degradation, survival, and growth of T. molitor L. larvae.


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How to Cite
SUBCHAN, Wachju et al. EFFECT OF FEED COMPOSITION ON SPONSTIC PLASTIC WASTE DEGRADATION, SURVIVALITY AND LARVA GROWTH Tenebrio molitor L.. BIOEDUKASI, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 1, p. 42-48, june 2022. ISSN 2580-0094. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/BIOED/article/view/31789>. Date accessed: 02 oct. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.19184/bioedu.v20i1.31789.

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