Black Soldier Fly Larvae

The use of the Black Soldier Fly Larvae or BSFL (Hermeticia  illucens )  for conversion of organic waste streams into valuable animal protein has now become a hot topic.  

BSFL are capable of processing livestock manure, human faecal waste, food waste, fermented maize straw without difficulty. BSFL are utilised as an animal feedstuff due to their valuable nutritional profile. Larvae are reported as consisting of +- 40% protein and +- 35% fat, depending on the feeding substrate of the. They also have an amino acid profile closely resembling fish meal making them an ideal alternative to expensive fish meal in omnivorous fish farming. Studies feeding BSFL as part of other feedstuffs to chicken, pigs, catfish and tilapia have demonstrated predominantly positive results.

Lastly, the adult flies are not a nuisance species or a mechanical disease vector, because the adult flies do not feed, living off fat stores, and female flies only ovipost on the edges of larval food sources avoiding contact with harmful pathogens . The presence of BSFL in waste also serves to deter oviposition of other species such as Musca domestica which do act as a vector to spread disease.

Different substrates affect BSFL composting in terms of larval growth (biomass conversion ratio, final larval weight), larval development time and waste reduction. Larval density, feeding rate and feeding frequency have a great impact on the efficiency of the process.

For use as feed, the protein content and the amino acid profile of the larvae/prepupae are important.

Mixing waste fractions that have a high protein content with fractions that are high in easily available carbon give sometimes better results than a pure substrate..

Large-scale protein production facilities treating up to 200 tonnes of waste per day are already in operation. On the other end of the spectrum are decentralised small-scale farmer systems motivated by the thought of self- sufficiency. In the middle of the scale are facilities treating up to 10 tonnes per day. There are benefits and constraints, with both large- and small-scale BSFL treatment facilities. However, by combining the advantages of the centralised large-scale production systems ( production of eggs) with the benefits of decentralised, rearing farmer units, many of the constraints can be overcome.

The guidelines for the application of BSFL for waste treatment indicate that a small-scale enterprise can treat 60 kg of bio-waste with 40.000 larvae on1 m2 over 12 days. One gram of egg can contain about 50,000 larvae, can produce 2-5 kg larvae.

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BSF- Tech aims to simplify, specialize production.pdf
BSF- Nutritional_composition-of prepupae-reared-on-different-organic-waste-substrates.pdf
BSF- larvae trial boosts feeds for livestock Uganda .pdf
BSF- Kenya Meat that's creating a real buzz.pdf
BSF- Insect to feed the world 5x.pdf
BSF- Black soldier fly larvae oil as a fat source in broilers.pdf
BSF- Biotech firm opens first insect meal plant in Ghana .pdf
BSF -The Recycler Tanzania.pdf
BSF -The potential of using fly larvae composted faeces as organic fertiliser in Africa.pdf
BSF -Technical Handbook.pdf
BSF -Manage farm waste as you generate animal feeds and fertiliser -kenya.pdf
BSF -Insect meal Good for bird and eggs.pdf
BSF - Yeast probiotics to feed insects.pdf
BSF - Worldwide adresses of companies 2019.pdf
BSF - Why I am rearing insects -kenya.pdf
BSF - What it takes to rear insects for use as animal feeds - kenya.pdf
BSF - Vietnamese production base keeps costs low for Belgian insect meal producer.pdf
BSF - Using wild insects to feed Kenyan poultry and fish.pdf
BSF - Using BSF larvae to process Ugandan waragi waste.pdf
BSF - Turning feed waste into poultry protein.pdf
BSF - Trapping and culturing of wild colonies in Ghana.pdf
BSF - to the Rescue! Rwanda.pdf
BSF - to feed poultry and fish Kenya.pdf
BSF - Symton Black Soldier Fly.pdf
BSF - Sustainable use of Hermetia illucens insect biomass for feed and food.pdf
BSF - Review of Black Soldier Fly voor food and feed.pdf
BSF - Researcher Raising black soldier flies should be easy.pdf
BSF - Report+Insects+for+Africa+2019+.pdf
BSF - Reduction of organic solid waste.pdf
BSF - Rearing of BSF on Different Organic by-product.pdf
BSF - Rabbits fed with BSF fat.pdf
BSF - Pyrolyses of Frass.pdf
BSF - Protein ingredient for poultry and fish feed in Uganda.pdf
BSF - Product Breakdown.pdf
BSF - Producing nutritious animal feeds from black solder fly larvae Kenya.pdf
BSF - processing residue inpet-based growing media.pdf
BSF - Processing residue in peat-based growing media.pdf
BSF - Process manual for the establishment of a Black Soldier Fly.pdf
BSF - Pre-treatment of banana peel to improve composting .pdf
BSF - Poultry production cost cut as BSF are used as feed Tanzania.pdf
BSF - Performances of local poultry breed fed black soldier fly larvae reared on horse manure.pdf
BSF - Perfect solution to Organic Waste Problem .pdf
BSF - Our Technology - AgriProtein.pdf
BSF - Nutritive value of BSF larvae reared on common organic waste kenya .pdf
BSF - Nutrition Technologies Kenya.pdf
BSF - Microbial community dynamics during rearing.pdf
BSF - manure managment.pdf
BSF - Managing high ?ber food waste for the cultivation of black soldier fly larvae.pdf
BSF - Making money from maggots in Tanzania.pdf
BSF - Larvae or Worms for Vermicomposting.pdf
BSF - Larvae Manual.pdf
BSF - larvae as a sustainable animal feed ingredient Kenya 5x.pdf
BSF - larvae as a protein source in broiler feed.pdf
BSF - larvae (Hermetia illucens) Feedipedia.pdf
BSF - Kenya-and-Uganda-insects-for-feed.pdf
BSF - Is The Future of Food and Feed.pdf
BSF - irdc kenya uganda.pdf
BSF - Insects grow in popularity for livestock feed in Uganda .pdf
BSF - Insects as a tool against fowl typhoid disease.pdf
BSF - Insect-based biorefinery for converting waste into protein and energy.pdf
BSF - Insect that can turn farm waste into animal feed Kenya .pdf
BSF - Insect meals for poultry and fish in the offing - Kenya.pdf
BSF - Insect Breeding 5x.pdf
BSF - Innovative with Insects Kenia .pdf
BSF - Impact of on-range choice feeding on flock performance, egg quality, and range use of free-range of laying hens.pdf
BSF - How can they be used in sanitation systems africa.pdf
BSF - Hermetia Mass Production.pdf
BSF - Hermetia illucens .pdf
BSF - Frass Trial .pdf
BSF - for organic waste treatment.pdf
BSF - for livestock feeds - kenya.pdf
BSF - Fly farming How it could feed the world .pdf
BSF - farming can save 60% animal feeds.pdf
BSF - Farmer traps flies to make pig, poultry feeds - kenya.pdf
BSF - Farm_Instructions.pdf
BSF - farm to produce insect-based animal feed Saudi Arabia.pdf
BSF - Evans-Thesis kenya 5x.pdf
BSF - Egg production and quality responses of adding BSFL.pdf
BSF - Efficient co-conversion process ofchicken manure_.pdf
BSF - Effects on growing pigs Kenya.pdf
BSF - Effects of feedstock on larval development and process efficiency in waste treatment.pdf
BSF - Dietary Source for Laying Quails.pdf
BSF - Decomposition of biowaste macronutrients, microbes, and chemicals in black soldier fly larval treatment 5x.pdf
BSF - Content of BSFL products.pdf
BSF - combined with Biochar and vermicompost.pdf
BSF - can benefit poultry farmers kenya.pdf
BSF - Black Soldier Fly Product Breakdown.pdf
BSF - Black Soldier Fly future of animal feed.pdf
BSF - Black Soldier Fly biowaste treatment Assessment of global warming.pdf
BSF - Biowaste treatment increasing performance.pdf
BSF - Biowaste Processing 5x.pdf
BSF - Biodegradation by composting of municipal organic solid waste.pdf
BSF - Bioconversion performance and life table .pdf
BSF - Biobuu tanzania.pdf
BSF - Agriprotein Products South Africa.pdf
BSF - A sustainability check for insect products.pdf
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