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Table 1 Ingredients (g/kg as is), chemical composition (g/100 g as is, unless otherwise stated), and gross energy (MJ/kg as is) of the five experimental diets

From: Isoenergetic-practical and semi-purified diets for protein requirement determination in Hermetia illucens larvae: consequences on life history traits

Items CP10 CP14 CP16 CP19 GA
Ingredients, g/kg
 Whole rice husk 100 100 100 100
 Chopped rice husk 237.5 311.4 374.2 410.2
 Starch 300 230 170 135
 Casein 62.5 96.6 130.8 164.8
 Corn 300 262 225 190 200
 Alfalfa 300
 Wheat bran 500
 Total 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Chemical compositiona
 DM 87.69 89.40 89.74 90.22 88.30
 CP as is 9.97 13.95 16.54 19.42 13.55
 EE as is 1.27 1.07 0.98 0.92 2.22
 Ash as is 5.00 6.40 7.48 8.29 5.79
 aNDFom as is 23.77 25.77 33.81 32.05 34.91
 NSC1 as is 49.13 55.78 67.27 68.98 67.00
 GE, MJ/kg as is 15.95 16.03 16.20 16.32 16.09
  1. Legend: CP10 10% CP diet, CP14 14% CP diet, CP16 16% CP diet, CP19 19% CP diet, GA Gainesville diet. DM dry matter, CP crude protein, EE ether extract, GE gross energy, aNDFom amylase neutral detergent fiber organic matter, NSC non-structural carbohydrates.
  2. aValues are reported as mean of duplicate analyses
  3. 1Calculated as 100 - [(100 - DM) + CP + EE + Ash + aNDFom]