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Aquaculture

Fish nutrition requires precision. Our feed solutions respond to the specific nutritional demands of aquaculture, while combating overfishing and protecting long-term marine health. 

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About BSFL

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Whitepaper

FISH NATURALLY EAT BUGS.

Naturally

Fish Eat Bugs

Evolution-Backed

Black soldier fly larvae are poised to solve some of aquaculture's biggest challenges.

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) ingredients

Insects are an ancient nutrient source that have been part of the animal diet for millennia and are now increasingly recognized as a premium option in terms of quality and sustainability.

 

As a complete protein, BSFL contain essential amino acids, lauric acid, calcium, and prebiotic fiber which improves gut and immune health. Feed studies including insects also show improved palatability and behavioral benefits.

Nutrient Ranges

  • Protein: 43%

  • Fat: 24%

  • Fiber: 8%

  • Moisture: 75%

  • Calcium: 1.3%

  • Phosphorus: 0.8%

Sustainability

BSFL require less land, water, and time to produce while emitting fewer greenhouse gases than industrially produced feed proteins.

Fat (Lauric Fatty Acid)

BSFL have high lauric fatty acid content. Lauric acid has been shown to have natural antimicrobial effects. This is a very unique trait that BSFL fats offer and in future may be part of the solution to limit the amount of antibiotics used in farming.

Improve Fecal Integrity 

Thanks to the composition of insect ingredients, feed trials demonstrate improved fecal integrity and water quality. 

Support a Circular Economy

BSFL are critical in ecosystems to upcycle low-value biomass back into the food chain, replenishing would-be-wasted nutrients to soils and guts. 

Palatability

As a natural part of most animal diets, BSFL make a palatable addition to feed that animals love.

For Salmonids

Insect protein helps to build as well as restore and repair tissues. Insect protein is functionally similar to fishmeal, thanks to a similar amino acid profile. 

Fiber

BSFL fiber content ranges between 3-5% which may be beneficial to the gut flora  microbiome. Strong gut flora with a healthy dose of good bacteria also means stronger immune system.

More Nutritious than Mealworms

Black soldier fly larvae have 85X more calcium than dried meal worms, 36-42% protein, 25-30% healthy fat, phosphorus, fiber, lysine & dietary fat.

Support Aquaculture and Restore Marine Populations

Insects are a natural and sustainable source of high quality protein for aquaculture.

Nutrition

BSFL improve gut and immune health while providing antioxidants, antipathogenic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

Protein +

BSFL protein ranges from 35%-45% of dried weight. But it’s not all about the quantity of protein - it's also about quality.

For Shrimp

The high lauric acid composition of BSFL reduces mortality in shrimp. Thanks to the high protein content and high digestibility, feed trials have shown accelerated growth with a significant increase in IC and ADG. 

Healthy, Happy Animals

It's not shocking that if you feed animals what they evolved to eat, the outcomes are good. 

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Insects are a natural part of the diet for many fish species, poultry, swine, wild birds, and even dogs and cats. 

Slow roasted at low temperatures to maximize all protein and fatty acid benefits, these larvae support cognitive function, weight management and palatability.

FEED GRADE / DENSITY: 230g/L

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Our finely ground meal is defatted through extrusion, making for easy inclusion of BSFL for nutritional and palatability benefits

FEED GRADE 

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BSF Oil

Oil extruded from the defatted meal contains medium-chain fatty acids, lauric acid, omega 3 and omega 6. BSFL oil works well as a health-promoting oil for monogastric species like poultry and swine.

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Live BSF Larvae

Live black soldier fly larvae are the most sustainable, natural way to feed poultry, fish, swine, reptiles, exotic birds, and more. With no processing or drying, the full spectrum of bioavailable nutrients are available to animals. Live larvae promote animal health and positive behavior by simulating natural feeding environments. 

FEED GRADE 

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A natural biostimulant, rich in microorganisms, organic matter, and key nutrients. A natural way to decrease the use of chemical fertilizers / pesticides, improve soil structure, and increase nutrient bioavailability.

Explore:

  • Insect (black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens) meal supplementation prevents the soybean meal-induced intestinal enteritis in rainbow trout and health benefits of using insect oil - PubMed

  • The effect of feeding black soldier fly larvae on growth performance, protein, and fat content of red hybrid tilapia - NCBI 

  • Black Soldier Fly Full-Fat Larvae Meal Is More Profitable Than Fish Meal and Fish Oil in Siberian Sturgeon Farming: The Effects on Aquaculture Sustainability, Economy and Fish GIT Development - MDPI

  • Use of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.) larvae meal in aquafeeds for a sustainable aquaculture industry: A review of past and future needs - ScienceDirect

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