Alternative Diets for Rearing Blow Flies

diet-blow-fliesLarval blow flies are often reared on animal muscle or organ tissue. However, these products are sometimes undesirable to use, because of the associated odors, cost, and required refrigeration to keep the meat from spoiling. In this project, we are investigating the use of other commercially-available dry goods, for rearing of larval blow flies.

PI:
Wes Watson
Department of Entomology

Graduate Students:
Jonathan Cammack