Small-scale rearing of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), in the laboratory: low-cost and year-round rearing

Abstract

The large-scale rearing of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), to obtain fertilized eggs is not conducive to the collection of information on oviposition by and survival of adult flies. To obtain this information, we raised 100 adults each within small cages (27 × 27 × 27 cm) in the laboratory with either supplementary light-emitting diode (LED… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13355-015-0376-1

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