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Aniebo et al., 2008. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 20 (12)

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Aniebo, A. O. ; Erondu, E. S. ; Owen, O. J., 2008. Proximate composition of housefly larvae (Musca domestica) meal generated from mixture of cattle blood and wheat bran. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 20 (12)

Proximate composition of housefly maggot (Musca domestica) meal produced from decomposition of mixture of whole undiluted blood (WUB) and wheat bran (WB) was evaluated to determine the crude protein, amino acids, crude fibre, ether extract, and ash contents. Results revealed that maggot meal contains 47.1% crude protein, 25.3% fat, 7.5% crude fibre and 6.25% ash at dry matter level of 92.7%. The amino acid profile showed that maggot meal contains 17 amino acids among which are nine essential amino acids. Tryptophan was not identified. The most limiting essential amino acids, lysine and methionine were found to be higher in the maggot meal (6.04% and 2.28% respectively) when compared with those of other conventional protein sources including fish meal. It also revealed a balanced Leucine/Isoleucine ratio.

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Aniebo et al., 2008