(Bogotá, Colombia)—Humans may require music by Marvin Gay or scented candles, Black Soldier Flies require humidity and temperature to be just right to mate and lay eggs—and especially for those eggs to hatch. After a few months of work, BioSystems Design nailed all the right conditions and had its first eggs of a contained reproductive cycle hatch this week.
Despite a few articles on the subject, the hatchings were not a forgone conclusion. Continue reading ‘Eggs Hatch! Complete Reproduction Cycle of Hermetia Illucens Achieved in Captivity’
Published 1 December 2008
Tags: Aquaculture Links, BioSystems Design, Black Soldier Fly, Composting, Ento-meal, Hermetia Illucens, Insect-Based Feed, larvae cultvation, larvae meal, mag meal, maggot meal, waste management
To complement the article on Compiled Black Soldier Fly cultivation techniques, I’ve added the bibliography of Black Soldier Fly research articles in the hopes that you fine people will help me add articles I may have missed. Where possible, I will be adding links to the free or purchasable articles. If you fine individuals find online links of the pay or free variety, please post in the comments section so I can post them.
In order by year and by alphabetical Article Title: Continue reading ‘Black Soldier Fly Research Complete Bibliography’
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.
Links to the direct online texts quoted are posted at the bottom… Continue reading ‘Black Soldier Fly: Compiled Research On Best Cultivation Practices’
25 June 2008
(Bogotá, Colombia) – One month after signing a five-year Research & Development Agreement with the Agronomy Department of the National University of Colombia, BioSystems Design, LLC. has hired four environmental researchers to analyze details and specifications of the larvae production process as part of the newly established Research & Development Program of the company.
BioSystems Design, LLC has the privilege of working with researchers in Colombia to investigate the industrial production process for larvae-meal. Each will have access to a variety of research laboratories essential to the study and perfection of the larvae-meal production process. Aspects to be studied include the elimination of pathogens, characterization of liquid and solid wastes from the process, along with advanced techniques to degrade organic matter for their assimilation by mature larvae, to be later treated as larvae-meal animal feed. The researchers have begun work on their assigned studies with results expected October 2008.
Initiating this agreement is the new Research & Development Program, formulated by BioSystems Design, LLC., to prepare a business plan that calls for the construction of a large-scale facility to fabricate larvae-meal from organic waste, for use as an insect-based animal feed. for more information on the work of BioSystems Design, LLC visit our website at http://www.biosystemsdesign.com or contact Ryan Mykita at:
ryan (dot) mykita (at) hotmail (dot) com