View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:06 am



Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
 Substrate Effects on Pupation and Adult Emergence of BSF 
Author Message
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Posts: 2597
Location: Alberta Canada
Post Substrate Effects on Pupation and Adult Emergence of BSF
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1603/E ... 03/EN12255
http://forensicentomology.tamu.edu/pdf/ ... 202013.pdf

Substrate Effects on Pupation and Adult Emergence of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

April 2013

L. A. Holmes, S. L. Vanlaerhoven, and J. K. Tomberlin


Quote:
ABSTBACT

Black soldier flies, Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), are of particular interest for their applications in waste management. Feeding on decaying organic waste, black soldier flies successfully reduce manure in confined animal feeding operations of poultry, swine, and cattle. To optimize waste conversion in confined animal feeding operations and landfill facilities, it is imperative to optimize black soldier fly development. Unfortunately, black soldier flies only convert waste during their larval feeding stages and therefore it is of interest to optimize the nonfeeding stages of development, specifically, the postfeeding and pupal stages. The time spent in these stages is thought to be determined by the pupation substrate encountered by the postfeeding larvae. The objective of this study was to determine the effect different pupation substrates have on postfeeding development time, pupation time, and adult emergence success. Five pupation substrates were compared: wood shavings, potting soil, topsoil, sand, and nothing. Postfeeding larvae took longer to reach pupation in the absence of a pupation substrate, although reaching pupation in the shortest time in potting soil and wood shavings. The time spent in the pupal stage was shortest in the absence of a pupation substrate. However, fewer adults emerged when a pupation substrate was not provided.


Good information on what to use as a substrate when rearing BSF.

_________________
BorealWormer

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


Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:44 pm
Profile Send private message WWW

Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:28 am
Posts: 6
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Post Re: Substrate Effects on Pupation and Adult Emergence of BSF
I wonder... if given deep enough substrate (>2"), will the pupae orient themselves in the vertical position or do they still bury themselves horizontally?


Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:42 pm
Profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 2 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.