Mass and laboratory rearing of insects is a key component of entomological projects and many vector/pest management strategies; insect rearing for feed/food is gaining increasing attention worldwide. Vienna Scientific Instruments works with entomologists to provide versatile instruments and tools for (mass) rearing facilities and insect research tasks.
Tray and Rack Systems for Mosquito Larvae Rearing. IAEA/FAO standard racks for efficient mass rearing of mosquitoes and other larvae in water-filled trays. 30 or 50 trays per rack, automatic and manual tilting, modules with pupae / water collection system.
IR-401 Automated Feeding System for Tray & Rack. Liquid feeding station for the IAEA Tray & Rack system, providing a highly standardized and rapid feed application for mass rearing of insects.
Mosquito Rearing Trays. IAEA/FAO standard, water-filled trays for the efficient rearing of mosquitoes on a mass scale. Best used in Tray & Rack Mass Rearing Units.
Insect Farming Production System. Customized Tray & Rack Systems for space and cost efficient mass rearing of mealworms etc. Standardized trays, sturdy aluminum racks for cost effective production facilities.
IR-604 Insect Sex Separator. Efficient manual separation of insect larvae, pupae in water according to size with a three level narrow glass apperatus.
IR-502 Oviposition Brushing Maschine. Time efficient collection / harvest of insect eggs from creped paper strips - derived e.g. from mass rearing cages.
IR-735 Insect Aspirator / Collector with Counter. Efficient transfer of flying insects between rearing cages with this aspirator. Photoelectric counter for collected individuals. Can be modified to fit a wide range of target cage dimensions.
Insect Chill Plates / Chill Tables. Efficient, precise cooling plates to immobilize insects during sorting and/or experimentation. Various models available, custom accessories such as hand rests and matched cages.
Insect Rearing & Oviposition Cages. IAEA approved Rearing Cages for Mass Rearing of Mosquitos and other flying insects. Fully customizabel with sugar feeder, different net sizes, blood ports, oviposition collection and spraying system. Different sizes and storage systems (hanging on rails, standing, etc.) available.
Custom Insect Research Cages. Various types and sizes of Insect Cages for Research & Development & Innovation Projects.
Insect Release Cages. Custom release cages for mosquitoes and other flying insects. Rigid and collapsible versions, with feed and water reservoirs, etc.
In research, insect pests must be investigated using high numbers of individuals to evaluate all potential control methods. In insect control techniques such as SIT, large numbers of insects have to be reared and released repeatedly. The requirement for efficient mosquito mass rearing / insect mass rearing technology has been one of the major obstacles preventing the large scale application of the Sterile Insect Technique against mosquitoes and other insects. Furthermore, an increased interest in using insects as alternative, sustainable source of protein for feed and food can be noticed and requires the development of cost efficient insect farming solutions. Insects have highly varied habits and habitats. Their size ranges from a millimetre to over a hand span long and their food and feeding habits are equally variable. Thus, specialized rearing rack & tray systems are e.g. required for mosquitoes (Mosquito tray & rack) or mass production of mealworms etc. (Farming tray & racks). Owing to largely varied habitat preferences, insects’ rearing requires specific techniques for different species. In close collaboration with entomologists and insect farmers, Vienna Scientific strives to provide the best technologies for insect rearing to meet the growing demand.