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Bug Hut

Project Lead(s):

Brianna Jarrett

Team Members:

Olivia Spencer

Matthew Chmiel

Mitch Campbell

Carson McNatt

Matt Ryan

Julia Provenzano

Shannon McCarthy


Fall 2019 to Spring 2020





Copy of Group photo fall 2019.jpg

Image: Project Team

Special Thanks:

Sarah Brownell


The Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting System (bug hut) was constructed fall of 2016 with the goal of providing a source for biodiesel. Students and faculty at RIT have worked in the fly lab to determine what conditions the flies require, which include controls for temperature, humidity, and CO2. To maintain the proper temperature, a power source is required, but not readily available. The project team determined where the panels should be placed, which surfaces they can be mounted on, and constructed and installed any equipment necessary. 

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