The black soldier fly larvae growth is tested on different by-products-based diets and the best one is used for the large-scale production. The larvae are produced by Entogreen (Portugal) then provided to Serida (Spain) who will feed the local poultry breed Pita Pinta. The University of Sultan Moulay Slimane (Morocco) starts its own production under the guidance of Entogreen and feed the Moroccan local poultry breed Beldi chickens.
The yellow mealworm larvae growth is tested, both at the University of Thessaly (UTH; Greece) and University of Turin (UNITO; Italy), on different by-product-based diets and, also in this scenario, the best one is used for the large-scale production. The larvae reared by UTH are provided to a Greek local breed of turkey and UNITO provides the larvae to two different dual-purpose Italian chicken breeds, the Bionda Piemontese and the Bianca di Saluzzo.