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  • An optimized production of CO2 over 24 hours with the Biogents’ formulated yeast powder

    When monitoring mosquito populations with traps, the addition of CO2 is essential in effectively attracting most mosquito species and other blood-sucking insects.

    With the BG-CO2 Generator, Biogents provides an easy-to-use-set for the reliable production of CO2 over a 24-hour period with yeast fermentation.

    Features of the BG-CO2 Generator:

    •    CO2 production for 24 hours
    •    Stable & reliable CO2 output
    •    Cost-effectiveness
    •    Easy to procure ingredients & easy to assemble and use
    •    Re-usable set
    •    Thermal control with BG-Pro bag
    •    BG-CO2 Powder as refill (for 10 uses equals 10 days)

    Easy to set up:

    BG-CO2 Generator includes a special BG-CO2 Powder consisting of an optimized mixture of different yeast strains and nutrients, a mixing bag, a thermometer, a spoon, and an insulated bag.
    Just add the following three ingredients to the mixing bag and you‘re all set:
    •    Warm water (38° C)
    •    Sugar
    •    Biogents BG-CO2 Powder (20g)

    The insulated BG-Pro carrying bag serves as a container for the mixing bag keeping the temperature stable and therefore the CO2 production reliable through thermal control.

    Biogents‘ specially formulated BG-CO2 Powder:

    The key element of the BG-CO2 Generator is the BG-CO2 Powder which is an optimized formulation of various yeast strains and nutrients to provide the highest production of CO2 over a 24 hour period. This optimized mixture was developed by Biogents to be used specifically for mosquito monitoring and the package (200 g) lasts for up to 10 monitoring sessions.

    Performance of Biogents‘ CO2 Powder:

    See diagrams in the left slideshow.
    The CO2 production of Biogents‘ optimized yeast powder was tested against other yeast strains over 24 hours. Result: The BG-CO2 Powder shows the fastest start of CO2 production and highest output over time in comparison to the other yeast strains.
    The CO2 production of Biogents‘ yeast powder is optimized for a 24-hour monitoring, and it has the highest output within the first 14 hours.

    When to set up the BG-CO2 Generator:

    General recommendation for the set-up of the yeast mixture:
    Always set up the yeast mixture about 2 hours before the monitoring starts.

    Mosquitoes to monitor

    Set-up of yeast mixture

    Start of monitoring

    Day-active mosquitoes

    1 pm

    3 pm

    Night-active mosquitoes

    4 pm

    6 pm

    Day- and night-active mosquitoes

    2 pm

    4 pm

    Optimal use with the BG-Pro Trap:

    The use of the BG-CO2 Generator is optimized for the use in combination with the BG-Pro trap: The insulated carrying bag can serve as a holder for the BG-CO2 Generator mixing bag keeping the temperature stable.

  • One BG-CO2 Generator Starter Kit includes:

    • 1x BG-CO2 Powder (200g, lasts for up to 10 trapping sessions)
    • 1x mixing bag
    • 1x thermometer
    • 1x spoon
    • 1x insulated BG-Pro bag

    The set is re-usable and the BG-CO2 Powder is available as a refill component. The only components you need to add are sugar and warm water.

    Technical data:
    Weight:  0,673kg
    Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 17cm when filled with water
    Packaging dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20cm

    BG-CO2 Powder:
    Formulation of different yeast strains and specific nutrients for a consistent production of CO2 for up to 24 hours. The mixture contains a harmless bitterant to prevent ingestion.
    The package (200g) lasts for up to 10 monitoring sessions.