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Review article | International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 2019, Vol. 3(3) 529-542

Possibilities for the Use of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) in Poultry Breeding as a Feed and Waste Utilization

Evgeni Petkov

pp. 529 - 542   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1905-31-0008

Published online: September 30, 2019  |   Number of Views: 43  |  Number of Download: 244


Black soldier fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens), may be a reliable source of animal protein, fats, calcium, lysine, etc. This makes it possible the products obtained by this insect to become substitutes (partly orentirely) of the soybean and fish meal. First of all, however, different issues should be solved to react on the future increase in the demands for such kind of products as feed. This means to dramatically change the technology of manufacturing and to introduce regulatory legislative frameworks in which this industry to be developed, guaranteeing its safety for the customers.  This is necessary despite the fact that in BSF larvae such preconditions due to the biological and cycle characteristics are not observed, as naturally it excludes the transfer of pathogens from the bed because of the disconnection of the composted matter at the prepupae stage. This is a result of natural migration, during which the larvae are self-cleaning mechanically and chemically, while emptying their gastrointestinal tract.

Additional reliability is also assured by the fact that the adult insect does not feed, does not lay eggs directly in the compost and is not a carrier of infectious and parasitic diseases. Since it is a natural resident of the poultry manure, it can also be successfully used for its processing, on the one hand reducing the volume, and on the other decreasing the concentration of the pathogenic microflora in it, which naturally leads to its decontamination.

In terms of origin, some drawbacks have also been identified, however, the effect of which can easily be neutralized by developing the systems used and regulating the composition of the food substrate.

Keywords: Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), poultry, protein, substitute, feed

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APA 6th edition
Petkov, E. (2019). Possibilities for the Use of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) in Poultry Breeding as a Feed and Waste Utilization . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 3(3), 529-542. doi: 10.29329/ijiaar.2019.206.17

Petkov, E. (2019). Possibilities for the Use of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) in Poultry Breeding as a Feed and Waste Utilization . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 3(3), pp. 529-542.

Chicago 16th edition
Petkov, Evgeni (2019). "Possibilities for the Use of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) in Poultry Breeding as a Feed and Waste Utilization ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 3 (3):529-542. doi:10.29329/ijiaar.2019.206.17.

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