Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a place for keeping, hatching, or breeding insects; a variety of vivarium.

The life of insects is observed in an insectarium. Beneficial entomophages are bred for biological control of pests, and insects are raised for laboratory experiments (in toxicology, genetics, and biophysics). A modern insectarium has equipment for air exchange, humidification, and illumination. The simplest insectarium resembles a collapsible box or cylinder with walls of netting, gauze, or wire screen of mesh no larger than 0.5–1 mm. Convenient insectariums are made of glass cylinders with no bottoms and screened tops. For insects that live in soil, sand, dung, wood, or root crops, insectariums are built in the form of narrow-walled, collapsible breeding tanks, with shaded glass walls set apart the width of the insect’s body; thus, the insect is always visible to the investigator. For the observation of ant life, a special insectarium, the formicarium, is used; it contains a nest and a range where the ants search for food. Some present-day insectariums are large buildings with a number of rooms and devices for regulating illumination, temperature, and humidity.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
These New Orleans facilities include: Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Entergy IMAX[R] Theatre, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Audubon Nature Institute Foundation.
In addition to the record above, the following anecdotal records of this species based on observations, but lacking accompanying voucher specimens, have also been provided by IDLR staff: 1) Le Port, Insectarium de La Reunion, in a small pond on the site of plant nursery, 60 m; 2) Ravine de la Petite Chaloupe, in small ponds with no aquatic vegetation, 160 m, December 2009 IDLR staff; 3) Ravine de Trois Bassins (Bellevue), in small ponds with no aquatic vegetation, 15 m, December 2003.
A new planetarium will open in 2013, adding to this longstanding educational destination's Biodome (featuring entirely recreated ecosystems), insectarium and botanical gardens.
It's a huge, bright green leaf insect from the Philippines, one of the many kid-silencing attractions at Montreal's Insectarium.
A spokesman for Bugworld said: "The BugWorld Experience, an interactive insectarium and visitor attraction, is currently undertaking a strategic review of its operations in Albert Dock.
On another slightly grey day we decided to travel to the Insectarium de Lizio - what an adventure!
Spend an entire day at the Audubon Nature Institute with the kids exploring and interacting at the insectarium, zoo and aquarium of the Americas.
This is the first insectarium of its kind in the UK and shows visitors the world through a bug's eyes.
(See full Mardi Gras details at the New Orleans tourism Web page.) Also while you're in town, check out the Audubon Nature Institute, which is giving fans wearing Saints gear half-price admission on Saturday and Sunday to its zoo, aquarium, and insectarium. Here's a roundup of other hotel deals in New Orleans for the weekend, up to 40 percent off in some cases.
Immature stages were reared under laboratory conditions in the insectarium at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin (1538 m elevation, 27[degrees]C and 45% humidity).
It will go on show at Bugworld in the Albert Dock on Friday, with experts at the centre's interactive insectarium where staff joke they will be recruiting two babies to the "youth squad" with plans to breed the tarantula so it can have its very own Everton spider football team.