Custom Rearing

If you don't have sufficient time, facilities, or inclination to develop or maintain a special strain, we may be able to help.

We house a number of special (usually proprietary) strains under contract, even for companies that have fine rearing facilities of their own. We then ship eggs or other stages back to those companies as needed.

Most of these strains require periodic selection to maintain or increase a certain trait— usually resistance to a select agent such as a synthetic or microbial pesticide, individual protein, etc.

Special strains are kept isolated from other colonies and carefully documented. They are never distributed to unauthorized parties.

Give us a call to discuss your needs. Confidentiality is strictly observed.