¹ L.K. Ernst Federal Science Center for Animal Husbandry, Russia;
² LLC «NordTechSad», Russia
In addition to well-studied insect species, including the recently widely used Hermetia illucens species, it is interesting to study the nutritional properties and the possibility of effective use for feeding farm animals, other insect species, including domestic crickets (Acheta domestica), mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), superworms (Zophobas morio), waxworms (Galleria mellonella), which is important in the development of feed industries in various countries of the world. Recent data show that dried larvae of darkling beetles (Zophobas morio L., DZML) and dried larvae of wax moths (Galleria mellonella L., DGML) contains a significant amount of protein, fat, chitin, melanin, antimicrobial peptides, trace elements etc. Larva's fat is rich in lauric and other medium-chain fatty acids.
The aim of our research - to study the influence of dietary replacement of fishmeal (FM) by insect meal on growth performance and nonspecific immunity of growing