The ideal microclimate for insects breeding

With the 2013 FAO insect report and the first international conference in Wageningen in 2014, interest in insect breeding has finally crossed borders and reached the western nations as well. From breeding edible insects such as crickets (acheta domesticus) and the meal moth (tenebrio molitor), to insects for the production of protein meal for animal feed such as the soldier fly (BSF, hermetia illucens). From the ground farms in tunnels to those in rooms with boxes, up to the modular air-conditioned spaces, many types are evolving. As in all intensive breeding, the reproduction and growth of insects require certain environmental conditions that vary based on each species. Centrifugal humidifiers, unit heaters, and hot water temperature controllers are ideal for maintaining the right temperature at all time.


BSF (hermetia illucens) • crickets (house cricket) • flour moths (tenebrio molitor) • grasshoppers

Ecotech equipment for intensive insect farms


Natural gas and hot water powered heaters for insect breeding.


Professional centrifugal humidifiers.


Adiabatic systems for small and large environments.


The right temperature for insects breeding

Climate temperature is fundamental for growth and reproduction in all insect species. Therefore, it is extremely important to choose the right heater for the environment in which it will have to work. Depending on the energy available, you can install LPG / methane generators, hot water exchangers, or anodized aluminum thermostats.

Heating Solutions

Franco G series poultry
heating AP franco

The right humidification for insects growth

While too low or too high temperatures can be deadly when exceeding critical thresholds, humidity, when dropping below a certain level, can inhibit mating and egg laying processes. It is therefore important, especially during specific stages of breeding, to have humidification and control systems that maintain the right values inside the breeding rooms.


Nebbia raffrescamento umidificazione bovini

Maintaining the right temperature in insects farms

Keeping a warm climate in an intensive breeding facility is key to insects performance and growth, but exceeding certain temperatures can also result in the death of insects and larvae. It is important to be sure never to exceed the critical temperature threshold, which, for example for BSF is 40°C in the air and 45°C in the substrate. Industrial refrigeration is too expensive and not properly adapted to the harsh environment of insects. On the contrary, adiabatic coolers are the best solution to lower the temperature even in large environments.

Cooling Solutions

Franco Win Cooleer Raffrescamento adiabatico_
u series cooling franco
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