Processed Medfly eggs as food for predatory insects

The product*

Bio-Fly’s exclusive and patented product, processed Medfly eggs, can be used as a protein rich food for mass rearing of predatory insects such as Mirid bugs (Macrolophus spp., Nesidiocoris spp.) Anthocoridae (Orius spp.) and others.
The Medfly eggs can be used exclusively, as an alternative to other food sources (e.g. Ephestia kuehniella eggs), or in mixture with other food sources.

Long term experience at Bio-Bee

Medfly eggs have been used as a high quality food source in the mass rearing of Orius laevigatus and Nesidiocoris tenuis  at Bio-Bee for several years. The mass rearing system of both of these predatory bugs, based on Medfly eggs, has proven to be very stable, and has consistently yielded high quality biological control agents for over 40 consecutive generations.

How the eggs are produced

The Medfly eggs are produced in specially-designed oviposition cages at Bio-Fly’s mass rearing facility. The Medfly eggs are harvested in water and subsequently inactivated in a unique, patented, process that includes eloignment of water excess. They are then frozen, using a special procedure which ensures that they remain viable for a minimum period of 9 months.
The massive, industrial scale production at Bio-Fly is year around, uninfluenced by weather conditions, and has proven to be very stable and dependable. This allows us to plan ahead and commit in advance for quantities and prices.

Packing & Shipping

The eggs are packed in sealed plastic bags, weighing 250 grams. While shipped, the bags are packed in Styrofoam boxes, containing dry ice.

Storage

The product should be stored in a deep freezer (- 18Co). They should remain in the freezer until used. Thawing and re-freezing should be avoided. Under such conditions, the viability of the eggs is assured for a minimum of 9 months.

 

* European Patent Pending No. 10755249.9