How to raise H.illucens in captivity: a protocol
- Subject Areas
- Agricultural Science, Animal Behavior, Developmental Biology, Ecology
- Protocol, Fly, Hermetia illucens, Black Soldier Fly, Captive
- © 2016 Marzouk
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- 2016. How to raise H.illucens in captivity: a protocol. PeerJ Preprints 4:e2466v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2466v1
This is a study to assess the near perfect conditions in order to raise the greatest amount of Black Soldier Flies into adulthood. This is so that the amount of uses as Black Soldier flies as model organism increases. All genres of Black Soldier Flies were looked at in this study to develop the protocol. The flies that were chosen were best represented to reflect the abilities and gender of the natural amount of Black Soldier flies in the wild. Potential subjects were then tested with the different types of p variables such as food and sunlight. At this time all the Black Soldier flies were kept in specific conditions and tested with different types of habitats. These habitats reflected the living conditions of the flies in the natural plain. After all the data was compiled, it was aggregated and used to find the best living conditions for the Black Soldier fly as a model organism.
This protocol is on raising H.illucens in captivity.