(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 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’
Insect-Based Alternatives to Fishmeal is our target market at BioSystems Design, LLC., and it is very active! Neptune Industries, Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent with Ziegler Bros, Inc. a leading manufacturer of high quality animal feeds, to purchase over 40 tons a month of its Insect-Based Feed.
We like the news at BioSystems, because it shows introductory acceptance of Insect-Based Feed as an excellent option for animal feed, fishmeal in particular. Neptune Industries, Inc. is progressing on standards certification for Insect-Based Feed along with other scientific developments that complement the fishmeal market. Neptune is breaking down barriers for the industry, and we are excited to see it – with full confidence in our own Insect-Based Feed which we plan to have prepared just in time to enjoy the benefits of a young, versatile fishmeal market.
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