Often we are faced with the need to transport domestic dogs or cats when moving. Pigs, sheep, cows and other animals are transported for production purposes (farm expansion, sale). But very rarely in everyday life we are faced with the transportation of insects, although in practice and this area is quite widespread.
Transportation of insects: organization of the process
Insects are not only cockroaches, flies or
wasps that we encounter more or less often in everyday life. They are also bees that collect honey, dozens of species of butterflies for exhibitions and rare species of insects used for research and scientific purposes. That is why the transportation of insects is always a relevant process, in the organization of which every detail is important.
Transportation of insects must be carried out with the observance of a number of details:
The use of containers is recommended. The material is chosen based on the characteristics of the transported species, so in practice use both glass and plastic containers or special models of other materials. The key point – the container must be covered, otherwise the insects can easily leave it and bring them back will be almost an unrealistic task;
Ventilation. Containers used for transportation should provide air access in the middle, otherwise the insects may die during transportation;
Consider seasonality. Most species of insects are heat-loving creatures, so it is much easier to transport them in the warm season. In winter it is recommended to use special thermocontainers, which help to maintain the necessary thermal regime. Also such containers should be used for transportation of insects, which are very sensitive even to minimal temperature fluctuations;
Cleanliness. Before you start transporting insects, make sure that your container is clean. In a dirty container, they can either get sick or, in the worst case, die. Only a clean container with good ventilation can be used to transport these animals.
There are no special cars for transporting insects, so ordinary models are used for this purpose. The car is selected based on the volume of the cargo, the distance of the trip and other factors that determine the requirements for the technique. Specialists do not recommend using a completely darkened vehicle. Also, you should not choose a car without a ventilation system, as this jeopardizes the life of your insects.
What car should I choose for transportation of insects?
For the transportation of such a complex cargo it is necessary to use modern vehicles equipped with c
limate control technology. This will create the necessary conditions for the insects on the road. It is also recommended to stop and ventilate the car with fresh air during long journeys.
Pay attention to the fasteners. Containers should be securely fastened and have a stable position. This minimizes the likelihood of force majeure situations on the road.
It is also recommended to hire a person experienced in organizing such processes (a chaperone). A person with the necessary education, who will be able to monitor the behavior of insects and control the entire process, is suitable for this role. As practice shows, such move often allows to avoid wrong steps during transportation and to save the life of insects even in case of unforeseen problems.
Transportation of insects is a non-standard and at the same time complicated process that cannot be properly organized without proper knowledge and experience. The optimal choice in this situation is to contact specialized companies that have specialists with the necessary qualifications. They will help you build an optimal route, select the right equipment for transportation and advise the type of transport that best suits your task.