Production of house fly larvae for animal feed through natural oviposition.

Larvae of the house fly are a suitable protein source for incorporation into animal feed

Abstract

Larvae of the house fly are a suitable protein source for incorporation into animal feed. In Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the methods to produce house fly larvae is to expose a substrate to attract naturally-occurring adult flies for oviposition. A production system was set up in Mali and the potential of the method was assessed by studying the influence of various parameters on yields. Recommendations for the setting up and optimisation of a house fly larvae production system in West Africa are suggested.

Citation

Koné, N., Sylla, M., Nacambo, S. and Kenis, M. (2017) Production of house fly larvae for animal feed through natural oviposition. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 3(3), 177–186.

Production of house fly larvae for animal feed through natural oviposition

Published 1 December 2017