I thought I would share this book chapter that recently was put online by the authors. It is from the book that Arnold van Huis and I edited and had published this year.
Insects as Food and Feed: From Production to Consumption
The Title of the Chapter is: Breeding and Maintaining High-Quality Insects (please note you will need to be part of researchgate to access the document)
Authors & Affiliations are as Follows: Kim Jensen1,2, Torsten N. Kristensen1,3, Lars-Henrik L. Heckmann4, Jesper G. Sørensen3*
1 Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section for Biology and Environmental Science, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
2 Department of Bioscience, Section for Terrestrial Ecology, Aarhus University, Vejlsøvej 25, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
3 Department of Bioscience, Section for Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 116, Building 1540, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
4 Life Science Division, Danish Technological Institute, Kongsvang Allé 29, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
If you have any questions, please find the email address for the corresponding author listed on the webpage.
The chapter reviews different aspects of breeding and production- some things you might not have considered from a more theoretical perspective (gene x environment interactions as an example). But the chapter does give good food for thought.
As stated by the authors in the chapter (credit given to authors for their writing copied and pasted below):
1. development of diets to meet species
2. optimization of feeding frequency
3. optimization of reproductive output
4. optimization of juvenile density to enable optimum biological temperature in the production trays
5. increasing production output
6. reduction of disease risk
Jeff Tomberlin, PhD, & Excited about Christmas with Family!
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