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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069348/photophase-duration-affects-immature-black-soldier-fly-diptera-stratiomyidae-development
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Leslie A Holmes, Sherah L VanLaerhoven, Jeffery K Tomberlin
This study tested the effect of photophase duration on black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.; Diptera: Stratiomyidae), development. Successful larval eclosion, development time and adult emergence were measured for individuals exposed to 0 h, 8 h, and 12 h of light, at approximately 27°C and 70% relative humidity. Accumulated degree hours (ADH) were calculated to correct for differences in temperature across treatments. Larvae successfully eclosed in all treatments, with larvae in 12 h light requiring 5...
October 23, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057841/review-of-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-as-animal-feed-and-human-food
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REVIEW
Yu-Shiang Wang, Matan Shelomi
Food futurists accept that sustainability-minded humanity will increasingly incorporate insects as alternative protein. The most studied and easily reared species are not necessarily the most sustainable, acceptable, or delicious. Here, we review the literature on the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, which is capable of efficiently converting a wide variety of organic materials, from food waste to manure, into insect biomass. They can be grown and harvested without dedicated facilities and are not pestiferous...
October 18, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040452/assessment-of-vegetable-and-fruit-substrates-as-potential-rearing-media-for-hermetia-illucens-diptera-stratiomyidae-larvae
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Costanza Jucker, Daniela Erba, Maria Giovanna Leonardi, Daniela Lupi, Sara Savoldelli
Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) is able to consume a wide range of organic matter and is of particular interest for waste management. The nutritional value of preimaginal stages, in particular the protein content, makes this species a valid candidate for use as feed for other organisms. Vegetables and fruits are promising rearing substrates for insects produced for this purpose according to the EU regulation. In order to examine the effects of diets on insect performance and chemical composition, larvae were reared on the following substrates: 1) fruit (apple, pear, and orange); 2) vegetable (lettuce, green beans, and cabbage); and 3) mixed fruits and vegetables...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988939/susceptibility-of-wounded-and-intact-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-l-diptera-stratiomyidae-to-entomopathogenic-nematodes
#4
Joseph Tourtois, Jared Gregory Ali, Matthew J Grieshop
Production costs and limited regional availability are two key factors limiting the widespread adoption of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) in biological control programs. We explore the potential of using black soldier fly larvae Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) as an alternative in vivo rearing host to the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). We injured black soldier fly larvae to test the hypothesis that the tough cuticle was preventing the penetration of founding infective juveniles (IJs) into the host and egress of offspring from the cadaver...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966127/nutritional-immunology-diversification-and-diet-dependent-expression-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens
#5
Heiko Vogel, Ariane Müller, David G Heckel, Herwig Gutzeit, Andreas Vilcinskas
The black soldier fly Hermetia illucens is used for the bioconversion of organic waste into feed for livestock and aquaculture, and is economically among the most important farmed insects in the world. The larvae can be fed on agricultural waste and even liquid manure, resulting in highly unpredictable pathogen levels and dietary conditions. Here we show that H. illucens larvae express a remarkably expanded spectrum of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), many of which are induced by feeding on a diet containing high bacterial loads...
September 29, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960324/uptake-of-heavy-metals-and-arsenic-in-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-larvae-grown-on-seaweed-enriched-media
#6
Irene Biancarosa, Nina S Liland, Daan Biemans, Pedro Araujo, Christian G Bruckner, Rune Waagbø, Bente E Torstensen, Erik-Jan Lock, Heidi Amlund
BACKGROUND: The black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is one of the most promising insect species for use in animal feed. However, studies investigating feed and food safety aspects of using black soldier fly as feed are scarce. In this study, we fed black soldier fly larvae feeding media enriched with seaweed, which contains naturally high concentrations of heavy metals and arsenic. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential transfer of such undesirable substances from the feeding media to the larvae...
September 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935900/antibacterial-and-immunomodulatory-activities-of-insect-defensins-dlp2-and-dlp4-against-multidrug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#7
Zhanzhan Li, Ruoyu Mao, Da Teng, Ya Hao, Huixian Chen, Xiumin Wang, Xiao Wang, Na Yang, Jianhua Wang
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), are the most frequent cause of sepsis, which urgently demanding new drugs for treating infection. Two homologous insect CSαβ peptides-DLP2 and DLP4 from Hermetia illucens were firstly expressed in Pichia pastoris, with the yields of 873.5 and 801.3 mg/l, respectively. DLP2 and DLP4 displayed potent antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria especially MRSA and had greater potency, faster killing, and a longer postantibiotic effect than vancomycin...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837591/modulation-of-nutrient-composition-of-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-larvae-by-feeding-seaweed-enriched-media
#8
Nina S Liland, Irene Biancarosa, Pedro Araujo, Daan Biemans, Christian G Bruckner, Rune Waagbø, Bente E Torstensen, Erik-Jan Lock
Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae are a promising source of protein and lipid for animal feeds. The nutritional composition of the BSF larvae depend partly on the composition of the feeding medium. The BSF lipid profile in part mimics the feeding media lipid profile, and micronutrients, like minerals and vitamins, can readily accumulate in black soldier fly larvae. However, investigative studies on bioconversion and accumulation of nutrients from media to black soldier fly larvae are scarce. Here we show that inclusion of the brown algae Ascophyllum nodosum in the substrate for black soldier fly larvae can introduce valuable nutrients, commonly associated with the marine environment, into the larvae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796830/dynamic-changes-of-nutrient-composition-throughout-the-entire-life-cycle-of-black-soldier-fly
#9
Xiu Liu, Xuan Chen, Hui Wang, Qinqin Yang, Kashif Ur Rehman, Wu Li, Minmin Cai, Qing Li, Lorenzo Mazza, Jibin Zhang, Ziniu Yu, Longyu Zheng
Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae, Hermetia illucens L., develops on organic wastes, reducing ecological pollution and converting waste biomass into protein and fat rich insect biomass. BSF can replace increasingly expensive protein sources used in poultry, aquaculture and livestock compound diet formulation, such as fish meal and soybean meal, which holds the potential to alleviate future food and feed insecurity. The fate of nutritional spectra in BSF during its life cycle phases is still poorly understood. This study assessed metabolic changes in nutrition composition of BSF from egg to adult...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776180/fresh-and-dry-mass-estimates-of-hermetia-illucens-linnaeus-1758-diptera-stratiomyidae-larvae-associated-with-swine-decomposition-in-urban-area-of-central-amazonia
#10
L M Barros, R T Martins, R L Ferreira-Keppler, A L N Gutjahr
Information on biomass is substantial for calculating growth rates and may be employed in the medicolegal and economic importance of Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758). Although biomass is essential to understanding many ecological processes, it is not easily measured. Biomass may be determined by directly weighing or indirectly through regression models of fresh/dry mass versus body dimensions. In this study, we evaluated the association between morphometry and fresh/dry mass of immature H. illucens using linear, exponential, and power regression models...
August 4, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771577/a-survey-of-the-mycobiota-associated-with-larvae-of-the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-reared-for-feed-production
#11
Ilaria Varotto Boccazzi, Matteo Ottoboni, Elena Martin, Francesco Comandatore, Lisa Vallone, Thomas Spranghers, Mia Eeckhout, Valeria Mereghetti, Luciano Pinotti, Sara Epis
Feed security, feed quality and issues surrounding the safety of raw materials are always of interest to all livestock farmers, feed manufacturers and competent authorities. These concerns are even more important when alternative feed ingredients, new product developments and innovative feeding trends, like insect-meals, are considered. The black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is considered a good candidate to be used as feed ingredient for aquaculture and other farm animals, mainly as an alternative protein source...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742526/the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-a-promising-source-for-sustainable-production-of-proteins-lipids-and-bioactive-substances
#12
Ariane Müller, Diana Wolf, Herwig O Gutzeit
The growing demand worldwide for proteins and lipids cannot be met by the intensive use of agricultural land currently available. Insect mass cultures as a source for proteins and lipids have been in focus for various reasons. An insect with many positive properties is the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, whose larvae could be used for the sustainable production of proteins and lipids. Furthermore, the larvae produce bioactive substances which could potentially be used for human and animal welfare.
September 26, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735587/black-soldier-fly-as-dietary-protein-source-for-broiler-quails-meat-proximate-composition-fatty-acid-and-amino-acid-profile-oxidative-status-and-sensory-traits
#13
M Cullere, G Tasoniero, V Giaccone, G Acuti, A Marangon, A Dalle Zotte
In the perspective of improving the sustainability of meat production, insects have been rapidly emerging as innovative feed ingredient for some livestock species, including poultry. However, at present, there is still limited knowledge regarding the quality and sensory traits of the derived meat. Therefore, the present study tested the effect of a partial substitution of soya bean meal and oil with defatted black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae meal (H) in the diet for growing broiler quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) on meat proximate composition, cholesterol, amino acid and mineral contents, fatty acid profile, oxidative status and sensory characteristics...
July 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680591/evaluation-of-the-suitability-of-a-partially-defatted-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-l-larvae-meal-as-ingredient-for-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-walbaum-diets
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M Renna, A Schiavone, F Gai, S Dabbou, C Lussiana, V Malfatto, M Prearo, M T Capucchio, I Biasato, E Biasibetti, M De Marco, A Brugiapaglia, I Zoccarato, L Gasco
BACKGROUND: Two trials were performed to evaluate a partially defatted Hermetia illucens (HI) larvae meal as potential feed ingredient in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) diets. In the first trial, 360 trout (178.9 ± 9.8 g of mean initial body weight) were randomly divided into three experimental groups (4 tanks/treatment, 30 fish/tank). The fish were fed for 78 days with isonitrogenous, isolipidic and isoenergetic diets containing increasing levels of HI, on as fed basis: 0% (HI0, control diet), 25% (HI25) and 50% (HI50) of fish meal substitution, corresponding to dietary inclusion levels of 0, 20% and 40%...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603614/nutritional-value-of-a-partially-defatted-and-a-highly-defatted-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-l-meal-for-broiler-chickens-apparent-nutrient-digestibility-apparent-metabolizable-energy-and-apparent-ileal-amino-acid-digestibility
#15
Achille Schiavone, Michele De Marco, Silvia Martínez, Sihem Dabbou, Manuela Renna, Josefa Madrid, Fuensanta Hernandez, Luca Rotolo, Pierluca Costa, Francesco Gai, Laura Gasco
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to determine the apparent total tract digestibility coefficients (ATTDC) of nutrients, the apparent metabolizable energy (AME and AMEn) and the amino acid (AA) apparent ileal digestibility coefficients (AIDC) of a partially defatted (BSFp) and a highly defatted (BSFh) black soldier fly larvae meal. The experimental diets were: a basal diet and two diets prepared by substituting 250 g/kg (w/w) of the basal diet with BSFp or BSFh, respectively. RESULTS: Significant differences were found between BSFp and BSFh meals for ATTDC of the nutrients: BSFp resulted more digestible than BSFh, except for ATTDC of CP which did not differed between meals, while a statistical trend was observed for ATTDC of DM and EE...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600176/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-heat-shock-protein-70-and-90-from-hermetia-illucens-reared-in-a-food-waste-bioconversion-pilot-plant
#16
Alessia Giannetto, Sabrina Oliva, Lorenzo Mazza, Giovanni Mondello, Domenico Savastano, Angela Mauceri, Salvatore Fasulo
Two full-length cDNAs of heat shock protein (HSP) genes (Hihsp70 and Hihsp90) were cloned from the black soldier fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens larvae reared in a food waste bioconversion pilot plant. The Hihsp70 and Hihsp90 transcripts were 2243 and 2507bp long, contained 1923 and 2166bp open reading frames encoding proteins of 640 and 721 amino acids with a molecular mass of 69.8 and 83kDa, respectively. Comparative analysis of protein sequences revealed the presence of the conserved HSP motifs in both proteins, showing high homology to their counterparts in other insect species from six different orders...
September 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574433/aflatoxin-b1-tolerance-and-accumulation-in-black-soldier-fly-larvae-hermetia-illucens-and-yellow-mealworms-tenebrio-molitor
#17
Guido Bosch, H J van der Fels-Klerx, Theo C de Rijk, Dennis G A B Oonincx
Crops contaminated with fungal mycotoxins such as aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) are often downgraded or removed from the food chain. This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance and accumulation of AFB1 in two insect species to determine whether they could be used to retain condemned mycotoxin contaminated crops in the food chain. First, instar black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens, BSF) and yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor, YMW) were fed poultry feed spiked with AFB1 and formulated to contain levels of 0.01, 0...
June 2, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561763/the-impact-of-diet-protein-and-carbohydrate-on-select-life-history-traits-of-the-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-l-diptera-stratiomyidae
#18
Jonathan A Cammack, Jeffery K Tomberlin
This study examined the impact of diet protein and carbohydrate percentages as well as moisture on the immature development, survivorship, and resulting adult longevity and egg production of the black soldier fly, Hermetiaillucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Moisture impacted development and corresponding life-history traits more than protein:carbohydrate content; larvae were unable to develop on diets at 40% moisture. Larvae fed diets at 70% moisture developed faster, grew larger, and required less food than those reared on diets at 55% moisture...
May 31, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525620/cold-hardiness-of-the-black-soldier-fly-diptera-stratiomyidae
#19
Thomas Spranghers, Annelies Noyez, Kristof Schildermans, Patrick De Clercq
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), shows potential as a resource for animal feed. However, industrial production in regions where the insect is not native, like northwestern Europe, could lead to permanent establishment, which might entail environmental risks. In temperate climates, establishment depends on the insect's ability to overwinter. This study assessed the insect's cold hardiness by determining the supercooling point (SCP) and lower lethal time at 5 °C (LTime10,50,90) for different life stages...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510134/paramagnetics-melanin-and-mn-2-in-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens
#20
N A Ushakova, A E Dontsov, A I Bastrakov, N Y Garmash, D S Pavlov
Larva, prepupa (last instar larva), pupa, and an empty shell of pupa after hatching of the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens contain eumelanin, an active synthesis of which is observed at the prepupal stage, which is probably due to the release of prepupa from the feed substrate thickness to the open space for pupation. It was shown for the first time that prepupa contains high quantities of the magnetically active form of manganese Mn(2+). This fact indicates that Mn(2+) stimulates the copper-containing tyrosinase-the key enzyme in the synthesis of melanin in the period of migration and adaptation of the insect to the solar radiation...
March 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
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