Insect Diets: Science and Technology

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CRC Press, Oct 20, 2003 - Medical - 344 pages
Many of the advances in entomology during the past century can be attributed to the ability to rear insects successfully on artificial diets. Reliance upon these diets dictates that we understand how and why diets work and why they fail. Insect Diets: Science and Technology explains the intricacies and dynamics of this complex and misunderstood asp
 

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Contents

Diet terminology and history of insect diet science
17
Function of insect diet components
21
What makes a diet successful or unsuccessful?
47
Chemistry and physics of insect diets
75
Dealing with changes
115
Insect feeding biology and the logic of metabolic systems
123
Order in nature and complexity in insect diets
151
Nutritional ecology and its links with artificial diets
165
Future prospects for insect diets
259
Glossary of diet and dietrelated terms
267
Historical landmarks in insect diets and events that set the stage for diet advancements
271
Vitamin and mineral mixtures commonly used in insect diets
273
Quality assessment of microbial counts in rearing facilities diet components and finished diets
277
Measuring the antioxidant activities and capacities of diets
281
Quality control of environmental parameters
285
Explanations of accuracy and precision in measuring diet components
289

How to develop artificial diets
177
Development of problemsolving strategies quality assessment and quality control standards
187
Equipment used for processing insect diets Small medium and largescale applications
199
Microbes in the diet setting
225
Safety and good insectary practices
249
Bioassays in diet development quality control and testing effects of additives
293
Reference
295
Index
309
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