Living With Amino Acid Balance

Black Margined Blister Beetle Feeding On Pollen

Amino acids are limiting nutrients for growth, development, reproduction and fecundity of most insects. Many insects are adapted to grow and develop on foods that are deficient in essential amino acids or diets with protein and amino acid content far less than the optimal balance. These insects have evolved many solutions to survival on low amino acid diets.

Some insects have symbiotic bacteria in their digestive systems that fix atmospheric…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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