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Life BSF Larvae (1kg)

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The increase in food demand of an ever-growing human population, as well as the need to reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture, is fueling the search for new sources of protein for animal feeding. Insect larvae seem to fulfill the requirements for a new low-cost, eco-friendly ingredient and our black soldier fly larvae meal (maggots) has proven to be the perfect food for your fish. We also supply the prepupae, a starter stock used to start a new colony.

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Life BSF Larvae Product Description

Life BSF larvae likely refers to live Black Soldier Fly larvae. These larvae are often used in various applications, including composting, waste management, and as a source of protein for animal feed.

With the increase of fishmeal and soybean prices over the last decade, insect proteins have become a focus of research into novel alternative livestock feed ingredients. While several insect species have been investigated, the Black Soldier Fly (BSF; Hermetia illucens) remains one of the most credible options.

The larvae have a high nutritional value; contingent on the substrate they were bred on, with crude protein levels ranging from 28 to 48 percent, and lipid levels from 12 to 42 percent. Except for omega-3 fatty acid, the lipid profile is broadly similar to fish meal and the potential exists to augment fatty acid through the use of appropriate feeds e.g. fish-offal. The essential amino acid profile of the insect meal meets the broad requirements of tilapias simplifying dietary formulation requirements.

What are the Benefits of Feeding Insect Larvae to Livestock?

  • Larvae convert wastage biomass into protein and compost, creating a cycle of sustainability).
  • The life cycle of certain insects can be easily controlled, which is favorable for commercial production.
  • Mass production of insects requires less surface area than crops to produce the same amount of protein, whilst reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.
  • Animals species, such as fish and poultry, are naturally prepared to eat insects.
  • They have high levels of protein, essential amino acids, energy, and micronutrients.
  • Their protein content is normally above 30%.
  • The protein is of high biological value, with a high concentration of lysine, threonine, and methionine.
  • Larvae are rich in lauric acid, which has been shown to improve gut health and have immunomodulating effects.

Advantages of Life BSF Larvae as Feed

  • This alternative fish feed costs 30 percent less, making fish farming for human consumption more viable.
  • The company uses the black soldier flies (BSF) because their maggots contain more protein, fat, and micro-nutrients than normal houseflies, and are easily dried and stored.
Weight 1.5 kg

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