ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2014, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (4): 423-.

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Effects of ozone treatment on the freshness of bamboo shoots for captive giant pandas

HUANG He,ZHANG Zhihe,WANG Chengdong,LIU Yuliang,CAI Zhigang,WANG Hairui,HOU Rong   

  1. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • Online:2014-11-17 Published:2015-02-06
  • Contact: HOU Rong


黄河 张志和 王成东 刘玉良 蔡志刚 王海瑞 侯蓉   

  1. 成都大熊猫繁育研究基地
  • 通讯作者: 侯蓉
  • 基金资助:
    国家科技支撑计划项目(2012BAC01B06 ); 四川省科技计划项目(2009 SZ0036 ); 四川省青年科技基金计划项目(2010JQ0059);成都市城市建设科技项目(大熊猫食用竹笋安全性研究)

Abstract: In order to prolong the freshness of bamboo shoots for captive giant pandas,bamboo shoots were stored at low temperatures (2℃ - 4℃ )and a high relative humidity (90% -95% ),as well as treated with 20 - 30 mg /m3 ozone for 20 min each day. Bamboo shoots without ozone treatment served as controls. The results showed that ozone treatment significantly inhibited the reproduction of microflora (P =0. 001),slowed down the rate of weight loss (P = 0.001),reduced the crude fibre content (P = 0.001)and maintained the relative high levels of total soluble sugar content in bamboo shoots when compared with controls during storage. In addition,food preference tests showed that giant pandas prefer eating the fresh kept bamboo shoots.Therefore,the technique could be used to keep fresh bamboo shoots for captive giant pandas.

Key words: Bamboo shoot, Keeping fresh, Feeding trial, Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Ozone

关键词: 大熊猫(Ailuropoda melanoleuca), 竹笋, 臭氧, 保鲜, 饲喂测试