It is derived from the shell of the female cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus
En Mesoamerica el tinte en los textiles era primordial, ya que marcaba las jerarquias sociales; se obtenia de la grana cochinilla (Dactylopius coccus
), un insecto parasito del nopal.
[ClickPress, Mon Oct 01 2018] The cochineal is an insect from Dactylopius coccus
family, from these insects natural food color dyecarminis derived.
COCHINEAL INSECTHowever, there is now light in the horizon, thanks to a small cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus
) that is proving to be a match for the cactus.The cochineal feeds exclusively on the plant, sucking the water in its succulent parts causing the plant to wilt and decay.
Fueron introducidas en diferentes regiones de Europa, Africa y Asia, en el caso de la cochinilla del carmin (Dactylopius coccus
) para la extraccion del colorante natural E-120 (Mendez-Gallegos et al.
Cochineal insects (Dactylopius coccus
C.) from the city of Loja, Ecuador, were used here to form a new hybrid structure.
are reported as predators of the cochineal, Dactylopius coccus
Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae), used for the production of natural red dye in Oaxaca (Mexico) (Santiago & Meneses-Lozano 2010).
Produccion de grana-cochinilla (Dactylopius coccus
Costa) en plantas de nopal a la intemperie y en microtuneles.
INFLUENCE OF PHOTOPERIOD ON SOME DEMOGRAPHIC PARAMETERS AND QUALITY OF COCHINEAL INSECTS (Dactylopius coccus
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus
Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
, is commonly sun-dried, crushed and dipped in an alcohol solution to create carminic acid--the pigment which eventually becomes the colorant carmine or cochineal extract for use in food and beverages.
Two organisms that are fascinating--and that one would never think of as having the impact on history that they have--are the cochineal (Dactylopius coccus