Black Soldier Fly Larvae Partnership
Posted by Karlie McCaskill on May 3rd 2016
Fluker Farms has partnered with Texas A&M University (TAMU) to produce feeding grade black
soldier fly larvae. The entire sale of the larvae will go to university research funding split between TAMU and Louisiana State University (LSU).
Dr. Jeffery Tomberlin of TAMU has developed a black soldier fly that is healthy for your animals to eat. TAMU is the world’s leading research group on the black soldier fly. Their research has shown that the calcium carried in this black soldier fly is more than sufficient to support healthy growth in your animal. Because of the high calcium content, these larvae have the ability to prevent, stop, and reverse the Metabolic Bone Disease caused by calcium deficiency. The larvae do not make noise or give off odors and are perfect for feeding your animal. These black soldier fly larvae contain 73.2% moisture, 57% crude protein on a dry basis, 3.14% calcium, and 1.28% phosphorus.
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