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Soldier fly larvae could turn manure into high-protein feed

by 5m Editor
30 November 2004, at 12:00am

TEXAS - Jeff Tomberlin a Texas A&M entomologist, is looking into the possibility that black soldier fly larvae, a.k.a. "grubs," could be used to turn livestock manure into high-protein feed. The concept itself has been proven practical for reducing poultry litter: The flies lay their eggs in the animal manure; the eggs hatch into larvae that eat the manure, growing into fat little creatures that are 40% or more protein. The chickens then eat the worm-like larvae with relish, says Tomberlin.

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