BSD Prepares to Test Soldier Fly Mating Facility

29 August 2008

(Bogotá, Colombia) – after two months of construction, BioSystems Design LLC has completed its Black Soldier Fly Mating Facility. The completion of the mating facility marks the end of the second construction phase on the larvae-meal production plant. The mating facility will provide the optimum conditions for the black soldier fly larvae to mate and lay eggs.

BioSystems Design’s primary goals with the plant are to produce larvae-meal and process food wastes. However, not all larvae can be processed into larvae-meal. It is necessary to allow some percentage of the larvae produced to mature into flies and reproduce. This maintains large populations in the plant while larvae are being harvested. The mating facility permits BioSystems Design to observe the mating populations and egg production and provide the optimum conditions for reproduction.

This achievement by BioSystems Design puts it another step closer to operating its prototype design for a large food waste processing and larvae-meal production plant.

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6 Responses to “BSD Prepares to Test Soldier Fly Mating Facility”


  1. 1 gerald van koeverden 24 September 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Dear sir,

    I have seen the domestic-sized biopod on your website/blog. Do you also have a larger model for use in restaurants? I would like to buy some to rent out to restaurants along with a servicing contract. Is anybody already doing this?

    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Gerald van Koeverden

  2. 2 Jon 28 October 2008 at 10:27 pm

    How is the mating facility going? Curious as to how much space it takes up since I’m in a cold climate and breeding would have to be done indoors for several months of the year.

  3. 3 Mike 27 March 2009 at 9:59 am

    Any update on how the mating facility is going?

    • 4 gcanary 27 March 2009 at 4:05 pm

      Hey Mike! Just posted up for you our latest update! Where are you located and are you working on a colony as well or whats your interest in BSF?

      • 5 magotman 28 August 2010 at 5:56 am

        Loads of info on the use of the lavae, but tracing good info on the ideal mating conditions is a challenge. We are in U.K. and want to go for waste management.Can you point me to the current research on this specific part of the cycle?

  4. 6 Mike 27 March 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the update and congratulations on the successful trial. I do not have a colony but
    I’m fascinated by the potential of BSF for waste handling.

    I live in Alberta Canada where the winters are very cold so indoor/greenhouse breeding would be required. In addition I believe BSF are not native here and so any colony would need to be kept in a captive facility if importation is even allowed.


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