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Microbial Community Dynamics during Rearing of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) and Impact on Exploitation Potential
The next decade promises to be extremely interesting for this research field and will see an emergence of the microbiological optimization of H. illucens as a sustainable insect for industrial rearing and the exploitation of its microbiome for novel biotechnological applications. Expand
Microbial Dynamics during Industrial Rearing, Processing, and Storage of Tropical House Crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus) for Human Consumption
The results can be used in the construction of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan and of a Novel Food dossier, which is required in Europe for edible insects, and confirm the shelf-life period which was determined by the rearer. Expand
Microbial dynamics during production of lesser mealworms (Alphitobius diaperinus) for human consumption at industrial scale.
The results suggested that the feed is an important determinant of the insect bacterial community, but that some bacterial species show a competitive advantage inside the insect gut and become dominant. Expand
Risks related to the presence of Salmonella sp. during rearing of mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) for food or feed: Survival in the substrate and transmission to the larvae
Abstract During rearing of insects for food and feed, their microbial safety is of utmost importance, but little is known on the transmission of food pathogens from the substrate to the insects. TheExpand
Assessing the Microbiota of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) Reared on Organic Waste Streams on Four Different Locations at Laboratory and Large Scale
The results suggest that a variety of supposedly interacting factors-both abiotic and biotic-are likely to affect the microbiota in the larvae, and the substrate is assumed to be an important source of bacteria. Expand
Effect of post-harvest starvation and rinsing on the microbial numbers and the bacterial community composition of mealworm larvae (Tenebrio molitor)
The data suggest that the processing steps under study do not contribute to a better microbial quality of fresh mealworm larvae, and the necessity for rearers to incorporate these steps in their rearing procedures has not been demonstrated. Expand
Microbial characterisation of the edible grasshopper Ruspolia differens in raw condition after wild-harvesting in Uganda.
The geographical area, trading point, swarming season and plucking significantly influenced microbial counts and bacterial diversity, predispose R. differens to fast microbial spoilage, while the presence of Clostridium and Campylobacter makes this grasshopper a potential source of food borne diseases. Expand
Habitat uncertainty explains variation in offspring provisioning strategies in a temporary pond crustacean
The results show that larger embryos hatch earlier during inundations, which is a benefit under time stress, but that the production of larger offspring comes at a cost of reduced numbers. Expand
Thermoregulation dynamics in commercially reared colonies of the bumblebee Bombus terrestris
Thermoregulation, that is, the active control of temperature, is key to ensure proper brood development in both wild and captive bumblebee nests. In this study, thermoregulation dynamics wereExpand