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Scientists have found a useful use for green flies

The Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences has created food based on insect larvae

Russian scientists have created a new food for salmon fish in fish farms from blowfly larvae. It will be offered to aquaculture representatives in place of feed from wild species of marine life, the extraction of which on an industrial scale has reached the limits.

As MK was told at the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in order to put the larvae of the green blowfly Lucilia sericata into fish food, scientists had to first grow a new, “modernized” generation out of them. In order to improve the fatty acid composition of the common fly, its larvae were fed with a mixture of poultry waste with the addition of camelina oil.

It turned out that such an additive increases the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids in fly larvae. Lucilia sericata, grown on standard poultry waste feed and camelina oil, becomes rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that is then passed on to salmon cultivars that eat the larvae.

This study is one of the stages of search work aimed at ensuring the country’s food security.

Source From: MK

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