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 Cultivation of BSFL on the Fibrous Outer Hulls of Almonds 
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Almond Board funds UC Davis research on cultivating larvae as animal feed ... ch-on.html

At UC Davis, one of the research projects is investigating the cultivation of black soldier fly larvae on the fibrous outer hulls of almonds.

The outer hulls of almonds are filled with sugar, and are often sold as animal feed. The UC Davis research is using the hulls as feedstock to farm insect larvae, making the larvae a nutrient-rich food for poultry or aquaculture, said Lydia Palma, a Ph.D. student in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Eating dried, ground-up almond hulls, black fly larvae grow over 14 days into an animal feed product that is 50 percent protein and high in essential amino acids that chickens require for egg and feather development.


I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees

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