Breeding

The breeding of arthropods is one of our core areas of expertise. So as to carry out bioassays and product testing, we need standardized, high quality test insects. For some experiments not only must the right species at the right developmental stages be used, but the insect must also be at the right physiological state. Only then are the key behaviours required for specific bioassays performed, and only then is testing of some repellants or attractants relevant and meaningful. Our in-depth knowledge of the biology and behavior of our species ensures test species of a consistently high quality.


Fig. 1: Climate chambers for breeding different insect species.


Fig. 2: Climate chamber with breeding cages.