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All the information and footage was collected during the Field research to Thailand, supported by Creasia Group

Three Main Steps:


Lac is being cultivated on host plants. These plants must be quick growing, have low sap density, able to withstand heavy infestation of the lac insects. The Farmer ties to a 'stick lac' to the tree, which is a branch with grown lac cocoon full of crawlers that are ready to break out and colonise the next tree. 

The swarming of the insects depends on several climatic factors like rainfall, intensity of sunlight, direction of wind, humidity, etc. In the past years farmers experienced extremely difficulties due to the climate crisis. 

Many times lac cultivation is not the main practice of the farmer, since it is not a very time consuming process, many farmers will cultivate few trees at their field next to growing different plants. 


Full grown lac cocoon

The larvas almost ready to go out.

Ready to be hung.

Stick Lac 

Preparing Stick Lac

rapping with banana leaves full grown stick lac to be cultivated.

Hanging the
stick lac 
on host 

Cocoon Forming 

using a stick to hang the stick lac. 
aiming to reach high up to some fresh branches.

Experimental farm 
Creasia Group 

Different trees being tested for the cultivation process of the  lac, to compare  the qualities. 

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