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Title: PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF HOUSEFLY (MUSCA DOMESTICA) MAGGOTS CULTURED ON DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES AS POTENTIAL FEED FOR TILAPIA (OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS)
Authors: Obeng, Abraham K.
Atuna, Richard A.
Aihoon, Samuel
Keywords: Maggots
Magmeal
Fishmeal
Animal blood and digester
Poultry waste
Brewer’s spent
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Series/Report no.: Vol 2;Issue 5
Abstract: The high cost of importing fish feeds into Ghana has necessitated the search for possibly cheaper substitute feed with high nutritional value. The proximate composition of housefly maggots (Musca domestica) cultured on animal blood and digester, poultry waste and brewer’s spent (pito waste) was analyzed. There was significant (p<0.05) difference in the proximate composition of maggots from the different substrates. Poultry waste seems to be a promising substrate to be used in maggots’ production for maggot meal. However, any of the understudied substrates have the tendency to be used for the production of maggot meal to feed fish since they all have competitive nutrient values.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2262
ISSN: 23494182
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agriculture



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