Welcome to the MSU Insect Rearing Center
The concept of developing an insect rearing center at Mississippi State University (MSU) to house new rearing facilities, sponsor a yearly workshop, conduct insect rearing research, rear insects for research, and conduct other activities related to rearing was conceived in the year 1999. A facility was planned, designed, constructed, and completed in 2001. The main facility of approximately 3,100 ft2 (290 m2) is located in the basement of the Lyle Entomology Building and consists of four rooms where staff and students conduct general rearing tasks and six state-of-the-art, walk-in, environment controlled rearing rooms. Later, a small building adjacent to Lyle Entomology was designed and built to house adult lepidoptera and to provide additional rearing space. In recent years, upgrades in the humidification and temperature control systems have been made.
Items of Note
- Insect Rearing Professionals Discussion Group
- Insect Rearing Education at Mississippi State University: Past, Present and Future, a Presentation at the 2011 National ESA Meeting by John Schneider
- Rearing codling moth for the sterile insect technique (V. S. Dyck, FAO and IAEA 2010)
- Worldwide Insect/Mite/Nematode Producer Database (Peter Ebling, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada)
- Reviews of the Book Principles and Procedures for Rearing High Quality Insects, John C. Schneider (ed.): Dr. Pritam Singh, J. Howard Frank (The Florida Entomologist), Dr. José R. P. Parra (Newsletter: Entomological Society of Brazil), Dr. Jeffrey A. Harvey (Entomologische Berichten) and Carol S. Glenister (Entomological Society of America)
For further information concerning the MSU Insect Rearing Center, contact Dr. Frank Davis, Assistant Director, MSU Insect Rearing Center at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or [(662) 325-2983].