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Nutritional composition of house fly larvae (Musca domestica) reared on different mixture ratio of cattle blood with organic wastes

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Lailatul Ferdousi, Nahid Sultana, Ummey Hafsa Bithi, Sharmin Akter Lisa, Nasima Momtaz, Md. Mamunur Rashid, Md. Badrul Islam

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Int. J. Biosci.17( 6), 519-528, December 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/17.6.519-528


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Cattle blood is an animal byproduct enriched with protein and minerals. However, the improper management of cattle blood has a bad impact on the environment and human health. This study was aimed to analyze the nutritional content of housefly larvae including proximate, mineral and fatty acid compositions reared on different mixture ratios of cattle blood with cattle manure and vegetable wastes. The experimental diets of housefly larvae were: T1 (1:3:1), T2(2:2:1) and T3(1:1:3) mixture of cattle blood, cattle manure and vegetable wastes respectively. The results showed that the moisture content of larvae varied ranges 85% to 90% among treatments. The crude protein (56.27±1.87%) and ash content (11.17±1.13%) were highest in maggots or larvae of T2, but maggots of T3 were highest in crude fat (29.17±2.95) and crude fiber (9.25±1.12).  Differences in the fatty acid profile of maggots were small. Larval fatty acid profiles were characterized by high levels of palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid and oleic acid in all treatments. On the other hand, the mineral contents differed substantially. Larvae reared on T2 were high in Ca, P, K, Fe and Zn exception Mn and Cu compared to other treatments.


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