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Black Soldier Fly Vs Other Feeder Insects

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Black Soldier Fly Vs Other Feeder Insects

There are many different types of feeder insects in the market today. They all have their benefits and shortcomings. There is not a lot of informational analysis of these different types of bugs but dubiaroachdepot.com was able to get some good macro and micro data information by doing "meta analysis of academic, industry, and other studies on insect nutrition". The results come from pooled, normalized data and their goal was  "to create reliable data from basic research that we could use to make better decisions. We wanted something that would be easy to understand from which “apples-to-apples” comparisons". The different types of feeder...

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How Can Black Soldier Fly Can Help The Fishmeal Industry

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How Can Black Soldier Fly Can Help The Fishmeal Industry

How Can Black Soldier Fly Can Help The Fishmeal Industry      Black Soldier Fly are a sustainable replacement or ingredient for fishmeal. Using Black Soldier Flies Larvae as a substitute feed (or in unison with Fishmeal) will lengthen the supply and mitigate the cost of fishmeal in the aquaculture industry. The problem that exists is fishmeal is an unsustainable finite resource that is subject to max catch quotas every year. According to Thefishsite.com the world only produces 6.3 million tons of fishmeal from roughly 33 million tons of whole fish and trimmings. (Explaining the production and consumption of fishmeal, 2020).  ...

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100 Black Soldier Fly Facts From Around the Web

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100 Black Soldier Fly Facts From Around the Web

Approximately 45,000 larvae will consume 24 kg of swine manure in 14 days In addition to being a good source of oil and protein for animal feed, black soldier fly larvae have the potential of improving organic waste into a rich fertilizer. Soldier flies also have two translucent "windows" located on the first abdominal segment. As the larvae mature they crawl out of the basin, thereby self-harvesting themselves, and are subsequently available as livestock feed. The larvae can reach 27 mm in length and 6 mm in width. They are a dull, whitish color with a small, projecting head containing...

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Black Soldier Fly Market Outlook

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Black Soldier Fly Market Outlook

                    Black Soldier fly Market outlook for 2020-2030 According to the United Nations rapidly growing human population cause a growing demand for food and feed worldwide. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that by the end of 2030 demand for agricultural products will be sixty percent higher, compared to the demand in 2013. Environmental changes are another factor that is putting pressure on the current global good supply chain. These developments cause global growth in demand for (sustainable) meat proteins and other high-value ingredients for as well as humans as animals. To fulfill this growing meat demand, meat producers are focusing...

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Backyard DIY Black Solider Fly Composter

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Backyard DIY Black Solider Fly Composter

                Establishing A DIY BFSL Home Production Unit Introduction Insects are increasingly proposed as an important component of feed for animals such as poultry, pets and fish, as a replacement for conventional protein sources that are becoming increasingly expensive and considered unsustainable. This is where black soldier fly larvae came to rescue. Black soldier flies are small, harmless insects that have the potential to provide promising solutions to two of modern agriculture’s growing problems: the high cost of animal feed and the disposal of large amounts of animal waste. Recent research has indicated that black soldier fly may be instrumental...

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