Data underlying the publication: Preference of black soldier fly larvae for feed substrate previously colonised by conspecific larvae



We examined attraction of different instars via dual-choice tests in the dark with the use of video recordings. Larval choices were identified based on first substrate contact, cumulative number of substrate contacts, entry of the substrate and number of larvae present in a substrate over time.
Date made available21 Sept 2022
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Temporal coverage25 Nov 2020 - 19 Mar 2021


  • Hermetia illucens
  • larvae
  • aggregation behaviour
  • insect behaviour
  • welfare
  • chemical cues

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