CoRoSect Trials

Sensing the Environment

The main goal is to ensure the environmental parameters are optimal for the production and alert for remedying actions when necessary. Variation in the environment at different scales influence the development of ectotherm organisms such as insects. Moreover, the insect mass-rearing itself has an impact on the environment of the growing area, which is a relevant indicator of the process status.

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.

Building prototypes for insects’ chirping and buzzing

Prototypes of different sensors with the supporting software solutions were built and tested by OAMK. They were integrated into intelligent crates, with the purpose to monitor the critical parameters for the well-being of insects during the rearing process.

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