TABLE 1

Length of BSF larval cycle and maximum weight at pupation for the different diets used in this studya

DietLarval period (days)bMaximum wt (mg)bDay of sample collection for microbiota analysis
Standard18 ± 1 (5) A218 ± 8 (5) A16
Veg mix24 ± 2 (5) A195 ± 5 (5) B22
Fish36 ± 3 (5) B173 ± 3 (5) C30
  • a Data are expressed as mean ± standard error, with number of experiments in parenthesis. For each experiment, at least 20 larvae were monitored for development time and weight.

  • b Different letters denote statistical differences (one-way ANOVA).