Technology

VIRIDAXIS SA holds an exclusive patent for biopolymer capsules containing powdered crustacean and algae extracts that reproduce the physiology of the aphid. The parasitoid is lured to the target by an ingenious concoction of odors, laying its eggs inside the capsule. The artificial food inside the capsule allows the parasitoid larva to develop as it would in a real aphid.

Parasitoid production from capsules is broken down into several stages:

  • Recognition and egg laying
  • Hatching and larval development in the nutrient solution

  • Pupation
  • Emergence of the adult

For further information see our patent:
http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo=2003000047

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