Frank Stadler

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pp. 237–256

12. Laboratory and Insectary Infrastructure and Equipment

Medicinal maggot production laboratory infrastructure requirements depend on pre-existing infrastructure, the current research and/or production activities, and on the production objectives—whether medicinal maggots are to be produced for research, therapy, or a combination of both. This chapter provides a typology of production facilities and describes the physical insectary and laboratory infrastructure and equipment necessary to maintain medicinal fly colonies and prepare medicinal maggots for use in human and veterinary medicine. Importantly, reliable production of safe and high-quality medicinal maggots does not necessarily require sophisticated and expensive laboratories and equipment.