EFFECT OF FEEDING BLACK SOLDIER FLY LARVAE (Hermetia illucens) WITH COMBINATION OF VEGETABLE WASTE OF PAK CHOI (Brassica chinensis) AND FISH OFFAL OF CARP (Cyprinus carpio) ON GROWTH AND MORTALITY
Keywords:bioconversion, biomass, Hermetia illucens, Brassica chinensis, Cyprinus carpio
AbstractOne of the main obstacles of the local animal production system is the availability of affordable and sustainable protein supply. Insect larvae, such as Black Soldier Fly larvae (BSFL) (Hermetia illucens), have been considered as a protein source, which could be produced on large scale with low cost since organic wastes could be used as feeding material for them. This study was designed to determine the response of BSFL to various waste combinations of vegetable and animal remains Pak Choi (Brassica chinensis) (S) and fish offal of carp (Cyprinus caprio) (I)). In this study, a total number of 540 BSFL were fed with 100 mg/larvae/day combination of vegetable wastes: animal waste 70%: 30% (S > I), 50%: 50% (S = I), and 30%: 70% (S < I). The result showed group S < I showed the best combination to be applied as it produced significantly the highest weight of BSFL (122.8 mg/larvae) and Approximate Digestibility (62.01%) with least pupae mortality rate (4.29%) compared with other groups.
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