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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912648/partial-dietary-inclusion-of-hermetia-illucens-black-soldier-fly-full-fat-prepupae-in-zebrafish-feed-biometric-histological-biochemical-and-molecular-implications
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Matteo Zarantoniello, Leonardo Bruni, Basilio Randazzo, Arturo Vargas, Giorgia Gioacchini, Cristina Truzzi, Anna Annibaldi, Paola Riolo, Giuliana Parisi, Gloriana Cardinaletti, Francesca Tulli, Ike Olivotto
Due to minimal environmental impact, compared to most conventional feed commodities, insects deserve a growing attention as candidate ingredients for aquafeeds. This study tested, for the first time during zebrafish larval rearing, the effects of an increasing replacement (0%-25%-50%) of fish meal by black soldier fly (BSF) full-fat prepupae meal. All diets were formulated to be isonitrogenous and isolipidic. A multidisciplinary approach, including biometrics, histology, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and molecular analyses, was applied to better understand the biological responses of larval zebrafish to the different partial inclusions of BSF in the feed...
June 18, 2018: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29795660/influence-of-three-artificial-light-sources-on-oviposition-and-half-life-of-the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-diptera-stratiomyidae-improving-small-scale-indoor-rearing
#2
Carina D Heussler, Andreas Walter, Hannes Oberkofler, Heribert Insam, Wolfgang Arthofer, Birgit C Schlick-Steiner, Florian M Steiner
Hermetia illucens (L.), the Black Soldier Fly, has received increased scientific attention for its potential in circular waste management where larvae can serve as feedstuff for livestock and for biodiesel production. The flies occur naturally in (sub)-tropical and warm-temperate climates, and their mating depends on space and sunlight. Small-scale indoor rearing of Black Soldier Flies has been challenging because they react sensitive to artificial light sources and cage sizes, but recent studies have shown that small-scale rearing under artificial light is feasible...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775544/recovery-of-glucose-from-dried-distiller-s-grain-with-solubles-using-combinations-of-solid-state-fermentation-and-insect-culture
#3
Timothy Howdeshell, Takuji Tanaka
A bioethanol byproduct (dried distiller's grains with solubles; DDGS) contains a high cellulose and starch. We hypothesized combinations of solid-state fermentation (SSF) and digestion by black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) (Hermetia illucens) could increase the recovery of glucose from this byproduct through concentrating and loosening cellulose matrix by their activities. DDGS was individually fermented with Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Trichoderma koningii, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, or Lactobacillus plantarum...
May 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758914/hermetia-illucens-as-a-new-and-promising-species-for-use-in-entomoremediation
#4
Piotr Bulak, Cezary Polakowski, Katarzyna Nowak, Adam Waśko, Dariusz Wiącek, Andrzej Bieganowski
This study investigated the use of Hermetia illucens (black soldier fly - BSF) larvae as a new species for use in entomoremediation. The H. illucens larvae effectively reduced the dry mass of polluted corn leaves by an average of 49% after 36days for both Cd and Zn (50mg·kg-1 ), which is a better result than that, which can be obtained by one of the standard proposed pretreatments for biomass polluted after phytoextraction: composting. The presence of heavy metals did not significantly affect the dry mass utilization efficiency...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757415/insects-for-income-generation-through-animal-feed-effect-of-dietary-replacement-of-soybean-and-fish-meal-with-black-soldier-fly-meal-on-broiler-growth-and-economic-performance
#5
V O Onsongo, I M Osuga, C K Gachuiri, A M Wachira, D M Miano, C M Tanga, S Ekesi, D Nakimbugwe, K K M Fiaboe
The ever-increasing animal feed costs are driving many vulnerable communities involved in animal husbandry out of business. The high cost is mainly driven by the protein source, which represents the most expensive component in animal feed. In conventional feed, protein is obtained mainly from soybean and fish meal (SFM). The present study explored potential of partially replacing this SFM with black soldier fly prepupae meal (BSFPM) in Cobb 500 broiler chicken diets. A SFM-based diet was compared to three experimental diets formulated by partially substituting SFM with BSFPM at 13...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752718/effect-of-rearing-substrate-on-growth-performance-waste-reduction-efficiency-and-chemical-composition-of-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-larvae
#6
Marco Meneguz, Achille Schiavone, Francesco Gai, Andrea Dama, Carola Lussiana, Manuela Renna, Laura Gasco
BACKGROUND: Wastes can be used as rearing substrate by black soldier fly (BSF) larvae, the latter being exploitable as protein source in animal feed. This research aimed to assess the influence of four rearing substrates [Trial 1 (organic wastes): a mixture of vegetable and fruit (VEGFRU) vs a mixture of fruits only (FRU); Trial 2 (agro-industrial by-products): brewery (BRE) vs winery (WIN) by-products] on BSF larvae development, waste reduction efficiency, and nutritional composition...
May 11, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669038/egg-production-and-quality-responses-of-adding-up-to-7-5-defatted-black-soldier-fly-larvae-meal-in-a-corn-soybean-meal-diet-fed-to-shaver-white-leghorns-from-wk-19-to-27-of-age
#7
Z Mwaniki, M Neijat, E Kiarie
We examined egg production and quality responses of adding up to 7.5% defatted black soldier fly larvae meal (BSFLM) in a corn-soybean meal diet fed to pullets (19 to 27 wk of age). The concentration of CP and crude fat in BSFLM sample was 59.3 and 7.0% DM, respectively. A corn-soybean meal diet was formulated with 0 or 5.0 or 7.5% BSFLM and fed (n = 6) to a total of 108, 19-wk-old Shaver White pullets placed in conventional cages (6 birds/cage). The birds had free access to feed and water. Hen-day egg production (HDEP) and average egg weight were monitored daily and feed intake (FI) weekly...
April 13, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657236/black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-larvae-enhances-immune-activities-and-increases-survivability-of-broiler-chicks-against-experimental-infection-of-salmonella-gallinarum
#8
Jina Lee, Yun-Mi Kim, Young-Kyu Park, Young-Cheol Yang, Bock-Gie Jung, Bong-Joo Lee
Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae (BSFL) are rich in protein and have the potential to be used in animal feed. The aim of the present study was to determine the immunoprophylactic effect of BSFL against Salmonella Gallinarum in broiler chicks as an alternative feed additive. Results showed that BSFL improved body weight gain and increased frequency of CD4+ T lymphocyte, serum lysozyme activity, and spleen lymphocyte proliferation. Moreover, BSFL reinforced bacterial clearance and increased survivability of broiler chicks against S...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589997/rearing-zebrafish-on-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-biometric-histological-spectroscopic-biochemical-and-molecular-implications
#9
Arturo Vargas, Basilio Randazzo, Paola Riolo, Cristina Truzzi, Giorgia Gioacchini, Elisabetta Giorgini, Nino Loreto, Sara Ruschioni, Matteo Zarantoniello, Matteo Antonucci, Sara Polverini, Gloriana Cardinaletti, Simona Sabbatini, Francesca Tulli, Ike Olivotto
A desirable goal of the aquaculture sector is to replace most of fish meal and fish oil with more sustainable, cost-effective, and environmental friendly ingredients ensuring fish health and welfare standards. Due to minimal environmental impact, compared with most conventional feed commodities, insects deserve a growing attention as candidate ingredients for aquafeeds. The present study investigated, for the first time, the possible application of a 100% insect diet in zebrafish larval rearing. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the major biological responses of fish to the new diets were assessed...
March 28, 2018: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579943/moisture-adsorption-properties-and-shelf-life-estimation-of-dried-and-pulverised-edible-house-cricket-acheta-domesticus-l-and-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-l
#10
E Kamau, C Mutungi, J Kinyuru, S Imathiu, C Tanga, H Affognon, S Ekesi, D Nakimbugwe, K K M Fiaboe
Edible insects are part of the diets of a significant proportion of rural populations in the tropics especially Africa and Asia, and their use as source of key nutrients for better nutrition is re-emerging. Indigenously, elemental methods are used to process the insects before they are consumed or sold in retail outlets. In recent years, better knowledge of processing, packaging and storage has become necessary because of commercialisation needs. A common processing approach involves drying after a brief heat-treatment step, and then milling into a powdered product which is sold to manufacturers or consumers as ingredient for processing final products...
April 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495278/tolerance-and-excretion-of-the-mycotoxins-aflatoxin-b%C3%A2-zearalenone-deoxynivalenol-and-ochratoxin-a-by-alphitobius-diaperinus-and-hermetia-illucens-from-contaminated-substrates
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Louise Camenzuli, Ruud Van Dam, Theo de Rijk, Rob Andriessen, Jeroen Van Schelt, H J Ine Van der Fels-Klerx
This study aimed to investigate the potential accumulation of mycotoxins in the lesser mealworm ( Alphitobius diaperinus, LMW) and black soldier fly ( Hermetia illucens, BSF) larvae. Feed was spiked with aflatoxin B₁, deoxynivalenol (DON), ochratoxin A or zearalenone, and as a mixture of mycotoxins, to concentrations of 1, 10, and 25 times the maximum limits set by the European Commission for complete feed. This maximum limit is 0.02 mg/kg for aflatoxin B₁, 5 mg/kg for DON, 0.5 mg/kg for zearalenone and 0...
February 24, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475866/microbial-community-dynamics-during-rearing-of-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-and-impact-on-exploitation-potential
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Jeroen De Smet, Enya Wynants, Paul Cos, Leen Van Campenhout
The need to increase sustainability in agriculture, to ensure food security for the future generations, is leading to the emergence of industrial rearing facilities for insects. One promising species being industrially reared as an alternative protein source for animal feed and as a raw material for the chemical industry is the black soldier fly ( Hermetia illucens ). However, scientific knowledge toward the optimization of the productivity for this insect is scarce. One knowledge gap concerns the impact of the microbial community associated with H...
May 1, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433277/composition-of-black-soldier-fly-prepupae-and-systematic-approaches-for-extraction-and-fractionation-of-proteins-lipids-and-chitin
#13
Augusta Caligiani, Angela Marseglia, Giulia Leni, Stefania Baldassarre, Lara Maistrello, Arnaldo Dossena, Stefano Sforza
Black soldier fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens) constitutes an economic way to convert residual biomasses into a valuable source of biomolecules, such as proteins, lipids and chitin. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the feasibility of applying different extraction protocols, either chemical extractions or enzymatic assisted extraction, to recover pure fat, protein and chitin fractions. First, exact proximate composition, total amino acids, fatty acids profile, and N-acetylglucosamine content of the prepupae samples were determined...
March 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397276/larval-digestion-of-different-manure-types-by-the-black-soldier-fly-diptera-stratiomyidae-impacts-associated-volatile-emissions
#14
Kelly V Beskin, Chelsea D Holcomb, Jonathan A Cammack, Tawni L Crippen, Anthony H Knap, Stephen T Sweet, Jeffery K Tomberlin
Volatile emissions from decomposing animal waste are known environmental pollutants. The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), is being evaluated for industrialization as a means to recycle wastes and produce protein for use as food and feed. We examined the ability of black soldier fly larvae to reduce odorous compounds associated with animal wastes. Black soldier fly larvae were reared under laboratory conditions on poultry, swine, and dairy manure at feed rates of 18.0 and 27.0 g every other day until 40% reached the prepupal stage...
April 2018: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391684/use-of-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-to-substitute-soybean-meal-in-ruminant-diet-an-in-vitro-rumen-fermentation-study
#15
Anuraga Jayanegara, Briliannanda Novandri, Nover Yantina, Muhammad Ridla
Aim: This experiment aimed to evaluate substitution of soybean meal (SBM) by black soldier fly (BSF) larvae meal in a napier grass diet as performed by an in vitro rumen fermentation system. Materials and Methods: Samples of napier grass, SBM, and BSF larvae age 1 week (BSF1) and 2 weeks (BSF2) were arranged according to the following dietary treatments (dry matter [DM] basis): T1, 100% napier grass; T2, 60% napier grass + 40% SBM; T3, 60% napier grass + 40% BSF1; T4, 60% napier grass + 40% BSF2; T5, 60% napier grass + 20% SBM + 20% BSF1; and T6, 60% napier grass + 20% SBM + 20% BSF2...
December 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343316/black-soldier-fly-larva-fat-inclusion-in-finisher-broiler-chicken-diet-as-an-alternative-fat-source
#16
A Schiavone, S Dabbou, M De Marco, M Cullere, I Biasato, E Biasibetti, M T Capucchio, S Bergagna, D Dezzutto, M Meneguz, F Gai, A Dalle Zotte, L Gasco
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of partial or total replacement of finisher diet soybean oil with black soldier fly (Hermethia illucens L.; HI) larva fat on the growth performance, carcass traits, blood parameters, intestinal morphology and histological features of broiler chickens. At 21 days of age, a total of 120 male broiler chickens (Ross 308) were randomly allocated to three experimental groups (five replicates and eight birds/pen). To a basal control diet (C; 68.7 g/kg as fed of soybean oil), either 50% or 100% of the soybean oil was replaced with HI larva fat (HI50 and HI100 group, respectively)...
January 18, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325020/dynamic-effects-of-initial-ph-of-substrate-on-biological-growth-and-metamorphosis-of-black-soldier-fly-diptera-stratiomyidae
#17
Junhua Ma, Yanyan Lei, Kashif Ur Rehman, Ziniu Yu, Jibin Zhang, Wu Li, Qing Li, Jeffery K Tomberlin, Longyu Zheng
Edible insects have become a recognized alternative and sustainable source of high-quality proteins and fats for livestock or human consumption. In the production process of black soldier fly (BSF), (Hermetia illucens L. [Diptera: Stratiomyidae]), initial substrate pH is a critical parameter to ensure the best value of insect biomass, life history traits, and quality bio-fertilizer. This study examined the impact of initial pH values on BSF larvae production, development time, and adult longevity. The BSF were reared on artificial diet with initial pH of 2...
February 8, 2018: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304440/evaluation-of-an-insect-meal-of-the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-as-soybean-substitute-intestinal-morphometry-enzymatic-and-microbial-activity-in-laying-hens
#18
Monica Isabella Cutrignelli, Maria Messina, Francesca Tulli, Basilio Randazzo, Ike Olivotto, Laura Gasco, Rosa Loponte, Fulvia Bovera
This research investigated the ileum morphometry and enzymatic activity, the caecal volatile fatty acid production and the apparent nutrient digestibility in laying hens fed a Hermetia illucens larvae meal (HILM) as a complete replacement of diet soybean meal (SBM). The hens fed HILM exhibited a lower live weight (P<0.05) and a higher incidence of the full digestive tract (P<0.05) than the SBM group. In the duodenum, the maltase exhibited a higher (P<0.05) activity in the HILM group while the intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) had a higher (P<0...
April 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282157/impact-of-black-soldier-fly-larvae-meal-on-the-chemical-and-nutritional-characteristics-of-rainbow-trout-fillets
#19
S Mancini, I Medina, V Iaconisi, F Gai, A Basto, G Parisi
The present research studied the effect of a dietary inclusion with Hermetia illucens larvae meal (Hi) on rainbow trout's fillets chemical composition. The effect of Hi inclusion in diets on rainbow trout chemical characteristics was evaluated. Trout were fed three different diets: control (C, no Hi inclusion), 25% and 50% of substitution of fish meal with Hi (Hi25 and Hi50, respectively). Fillets were analysed to quantify proximate composition, carbohydrates percentage, colour parameters, nucleotides concentration, fatty acids profile, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic concentrations...
December 28, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209974/metallothionein-in-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758-larvae-diptera-stratiomyidae-a-potential-biomarker-for-organic-waste-system
#20
Xiaoyun Wang, Qiao Gao, Xinhui Liu, Xiao-Ping Wang, Chaoliang Lei, Waheed A A Sayed, Fen Zhu
Black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758), is an important economic fly as its larvae can be used for recycling organic waste, such as food waste and manure. H. illucens larvae (BSFL) could uptake Cd from substrates and accumulate it inside bodies, which need to be monitored during waste treatment. Metallothionein (MT) usually serve as biomarker because of its role in metal homeostasis, detoxification, and dose response of heavy metals. Therefore, a MT gene was cloned from H. illucens (HIMT) that encoded 40 amino acids with typical cysteine rich features, which had a high sequence identity with other insect MTs...
February 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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