Survival rate through lifecycle
It is well known that biotic and abiotic factors influence the survival of insects reared under large-scale conditions. For insect farmers, mortality rate is an important factor in their bid to optimise business competitiveness. It’s therefore essential to identify and deliver solutions to counteract the detrimental effects of oxidative stress, caused by rearing conditions and the micro-organisms that affect insect health.
Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of probiotics in boosting the survival rate of sterile male Mediterranean flies. Other studies have demonstrated that Actisaf® Sc 47 maintains survival in BSF and YMW, while improving growth rates, and resulting in better zootechnical performance.