CoRoSect Trials

Handling the insects

Insect manipulation is crucial as improper handling leads to degraded quality of the final product and increased insect mortality. Keeping the breeding stock healthy requires choosing and sorting insects. The sorting process can be directly performed by the ‘pick and move’ method, or assisted by vessels, vacuums, and sieves.

Large-scale trials in 5 European insect farms

Nasekomo, Entomotech, Entocycle, Italian Cricket Farm, Invertapro


CoRoSect aims at fulfiling real operational needs

By targeting the delivery, deployment, demonstration and thorough evaluation of a functional system prototype in real-world operational environments

To demonstrate the scalability of the proposed system, 3 specific types of insects will be used

Black Soldier Fly

Hermetia illucens

Black Soldier Fly farming is presently the most widespread form of insect farming in the world. The Black Soldier Fly is ideally suited for food production due to its rapid production cycle and high concentration of protein. The high percentage of protein in the larvae makes them an ideal source of food for a wide variety of animals.


Tenebrio molitor

Mealworms are grub-like larvae of darkling beetles that are a protein-filled feed perfect for chickens as well as feed for other domestic birds, reptiles, and fish. Mealworms are also edible for humans, and processed into several insect food items available in food retail such as insect burgers. The small amount of space required to raise mealworms is what makes them a popular choice for insect farmers.


Acheta Domesticus

Crickets are generally raised for their meat, just as poultry or cattle and they are an excellent source of nutrients for humans. They are an immensely rich source of protein, as well as fibers, vitamins, minerals, and ALL of the essential amino acids.  Additionally, crickets are also more easily digested than other traditional sources of protein, like whey or beef.

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