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Use of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) to recycle organic wastes and as feed for broiler chickens.
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PMID:  11942759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several dried waste materials from different origins were used as a substrate to grow Tenebrio molitor L. Nutrient/amino acid values differed depending on both larval size/weight and substrate. These larvae were experimentally used as a broiler feedstuff. Seven-day-old chicks of a commercially available strain with an average weight of 126 g were randomly distributed into nine six-broiler groups. Three levels of Tenebrio molitor larvae (0, 5, and 10% dry weight) were used in a 19% protein content sorghum-soybean meal basal diet, to evaluate feed intake, weight gain, and feed efficiency. Results after 15 d showed no significant differences among treatments. These data indicate that Tenebrio molitor has the potential to be used as protein source for raising broilers.
Julieta Ramos-Elorduy; Ernesto Avila González; Alma Rocha Hernández; José Manuel Pino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of economic entomology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0022-0493     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Econ. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-10     Completed Date:  2002-05-13     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985127R     Medline TA:  J Econ Entomol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Biologiá, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuidad Universitaria, México DF.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Chickens / growth & development
Conservation of Natural Resources*
Refuse Disposal*
Tenebrio / growth & development*

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