Fly-Breeding Kitchen Appliance Offers Renewable Protein Source [Pics]
Designer Katharina Unger created Farm 432, a table-top fly breeding farm for the home.
Farm 432 is a table-top insect breeding farm developed by industrial designer Katharina Unger. This breeding farm allows people to grow edible fly larvae as an alternative source of protein.
Unger bred black soldier fly larvae first in a prototype then designed an appliance-like system that is more suitable for a home setting.
In Farm 432, black soldier fly larvae are put in a box on top of the machine. When they grow into adult flies, they move to a larger chamber where they mate and produce larvae. The larvae drops into a lower chamber where they mature and are collected in a harvesting chamber. Some of the larvae are put back into the machine to start the cycle all over again.