Growth rates of black soldier fly larvae fed on fresh human faeces and their implication for improving sanitation

@article{Banks2014GrowthRO,
  title={Growth rates of black soldier fly larvae fed on fresh human faeces and their implication for improving sanitation},
  author={Ian J Banks and W. Gibson and M. Cameron},
  journal={Tropical Medicine & International Health},
  year={2014},
  volume={19}
}
  • Ian J Banks, W. Gibson, M. Cameron
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine & International Health
  • OBJECTIVES To determine the capacity of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) (Hermetia illucens) to convert fresh human faeces into larval biomass under different feeding regimes, and to determine how effective BSFL are as a means of human faecal waste management. [...] Key MethodRESULTS The larvae that were fed a single lump amount of faeces developed into significantly larger larvae and prepupae than those fed incrementally every 2 days; however, the development into pre-pupae took longer.Expand Abstract
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