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Table 2 Composition of experimental diets

From: Suitability of Hermetia illucens larvae meal and fat in broiler diets: effects on animal performance, apparent ileal digestibility, gut histology, and microbial metabolites

Ingredients, g/kg as fed Starter period (d 1–14) Grower period (d 15–28) Finisher period (d 29–35)
S + 0 L S + 50 L S + 100 L L + 0 L L + 50 L L + 100 L S + 0 L S + 50 L S + 100 L L + 0 L L + 50 L L + 100 L S + 0 L S + 50 L S + 100 L L + 0 L L + 50 L L + 100 L
Corn 559 559 559 564 564 564 583 583 583 600 600 600 595 595 595 603 603 603
Soybean meal(48% CP) 385 385 385 332 332 332 350 350 350 300 300 300 318.5 318.5 318.5 270 270 270
HI larvae meal 52.0 52.0 52.0 46.4 46.4 46.4 40.0 40.0 40.0
Soybean oil 15.0 7.50 12.8 6.40 31.4 15.7 20.0 10.0 51.0 25.5 50.0 25.0
HI larvae fat 7.50 15.0 6.40 12.8 15.7 31.4 10.0 20.0 25.5 51.0 25.0 50.0
Dicalcium- phosphate 15.5 15.5 15.5 16.0 16.0 16.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Feed limestone 12.0 12.0 12.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Mineral premix1 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70
Vitamin premix2 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36
Salt 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
L-methionine (99%) 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 2.40 2.40 2.40 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.20 3.20 3.20
Lysine3 2.60 2.60 2.60 2.30 2.30 2.30 1.90 1.90 1.90 1.70 1.70 1.70 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.50 1.50 1.50
L-threonine 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.30 0.30 0.30
L-valine 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.30 0.30 0.30
Arginine 0.50 0.50 0.50
Choline chloride (60%) 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
Sacox4 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
Optiphos5 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Titanium dioxide 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
  1. S + 0 L, SBM + 0HI larvae fat; S + 50 L, SBM + 50% HI larvae fat; S + 100 L, SBM+ 100% HI larvae fat; L + 0 L, HI larvae meal+ 0HI larvae fat; L + 50 L, HI larvae meal+ 50% HI larvae fat; L + 100 L, HI larvae meal+ 100% HI larvae fat 1Composition in mg per kg mineral premix: 35.71 Fe, 17.14 Cu, 92.86 Zn, 128.57 Mn, 2.14 I, 571 Se; 2Composition in mg per kg vitamin premix: 27,777,778 IE vitamin A, 13,888,889 IE vitamin D3, 133,333 vitamin E; 11,111 vitamin K (menadione), 5556 vitamin B1, 16,667 vitamin B2, 11,111 vitamin B6, 55,556 μg/kg vitamin B12, 417 biotin, 2778 folic acid, 125,000 niacin, 34,722 pantothenic acid; 3HCl-lysine 78% Lysine; 4 Salinomycin-Sodium: 114–132 g/kg, silicium dioxide: 10–100 g/kg, calcium carbonate: 500–700 g/kg (Huvepharma); 56-phytase derived from E. coli (Huvepharma);