Levels of protein and fat produced by black soldier fly (hementia illucens) larvae in the bioconversion of organic waste

Heni Aristi, Era H. Mudji, Koesnoto Soepranianondo, Nenny Haridjani, Zelvy Aprilia

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Larvae are the longest phase in the life cycle of Black Soldier Fly (BSF), making them classified as bioconversion agents. This study aims to determine the protein and fat levels of Black Soldier Fly larvae that are fed with different organic wastes (cabbage, tomatoes, carrots and a mixture of all three). This study is an experimental study using a completely randomized design (CRD) with four treatments and six replications. The four treatments are P1 (6 kg mixed cabbage, tomato, and carrot waste), P2 (6 kg cabbage waste), P3 (6 kg tomato waste), and P4 (6 kg carrot waste). The research was conducted for 12 days using 5day-old larvae. Collected data were analyzed using a one-way Variance of Analysis (ANOVA) method. The results showed a significant difference (P <0.01) between mixed media, cabbage media, tomato media, and carrot media with the highest average protein content found in tomato media 11,4267. While the fat level test did not show a significant difference (P> 0.05) with the highest average fat content found in carrot media by 0.9533. The nutrition of Black Soldier Fly larvae is greatly influenced by the breeding media. Different nutrients will cause different nutrient content in the larvae.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01041
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2020
Event1st International Conference on Veterinary, Animal, and Environmental Sciences, ICVAES 2019 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Duration: 15 Oct 201917 Oct 2019


  • Black soldier fly
  • Fat level
  • Organic waste
  • Protein level


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