Published 29 August 2008
Tags: Animal Feed, Bio-Conversion, BioSystems Design, Black Soldier Fly, Black Soldier Fly Cultivation, Composting, Ento-meal, food waste, Hermetia Illucens, Insect-Based Feed, Larvae Cultivation
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.
Published 9 July 2008
Tags: Aquaculture Links, Bio-Conversion, BioSystems Design, Black Soldier Fly, Black Soldier Fly Cultivation, Entomology, Fish Feed, Hermetia Illucens, Insect-Based Feed, Insect-Feed, Larvae Cultivation
The following represents the “nuts and bolts” facts relevant to Black Soldier Fly cultivation which were found buried inside of research texts. The key distinguishing factor is that they are organized by environmental considerations (in bold). Where inconsistencies are found they are noted. Assistance, suggestions, along the lines of additional sources, inconsistencies, and added environmental considerations are highly welcome. I hope to make this a very active post.
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