Data underlying the publication: Relative contributions of egg-associated and substrate-associated microorganisms to black soldier fly larval performance and microbiota

  • Stijn Schreven (Creator)



We quantified the relative importance of substrate-associated and black soldier fly (BSF) egg-associated microorganisms on BSF larval performance, bacterial abundance, and bacterial community composition, when larvae were fed with chicken feed or chicken manure. We found that microbes from the feed substrate have a large impact on BSF larval microbiota and performance, whereas microbes from the insect eggs only play a minor role.
Date made available23 Mar 2021
PublisherWageningen University & Research


  • 16S rRNA gene
  • amplicon sequencing
  • qPCR
  • sterile
  • Hermetia illucens
  • chicken manure

Accession numbers

  • PRJEB40821

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