Insect proteins to boost shrimp’s health and growth
The presence of lauric acid and chitin immunostimulants contributes to enhanced health and immune resistance
Inxec Feed™ Super Shrimp is a nutrient-rich supplement that is formulated with natural and sustainable insect-based protein, the black soldier fly larvae (BSFL). They are high in amino acids, vitamins B, C, E, natural attractants that can increase shrimp appetite, increase immunity, and prevent death from disease. One solution to all shrimp problems.
With our internal capabilities in formulating insect shrimp feed, we have appointed Republic Polytechnic as our accredited partner to investigate the effect of our shrimp feed on the growth of Pacific White Shrimp.
From our feed trials, Shrimp fed with BSF-based formulated feed grew in length at a higher rate and resulted in higher feed conversion rate with the control feed.
A natural, sustainable, and performant source of proteins
Black Soldier Fly (BSF) are being considered as a promising alternative protein source to develop aquatic feed due to the high protein content in BSF. They can:
● Increase in intestinal microbiota and AHPND resistance
Our BSF based formulated feed replacement was found to have improved shrimp intestinal microbiota and Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease resistance without negative effects
● Increase in survival rate with BSF
based formulated feed replacement, there was an increase in the survival rate of the shrimp.
● Increase in hepatosomatic index (HSI)
Protease activity in hepatopancreatic of the shrimp was significantly higher when up to 25% of commercial feed was replaced.
● Improvement in immune responses and antioxidant enzyme activity
Dietary supplementation of BSF based formulated feed significantly improved non-specific immune responses and antioxidant enzyme activity in the shrimp.