Black Soldier Fly Larvae Care Sheet

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Soldier Worms) Care Guide

Our Soldier Worms, the live larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), are naturally high in calcium and protein making them a great supplemental feeder for many pets including reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, and small mammals. They are easy to manage and packed with nutrients to promote stronger bones, healthy growth, and vibrant color.

● Great source of protein and naturally high in calcium (no need for dusting!) 

● Can help prevent and reverse Metabolic Bone Disease

● Easy to care for, make no noise, and don’t require feeding or watering

● Can help reveal your pet’s natural, vivid colors

● Sustainably-farmed through zero-waste processes


Our Soldier Worms are available in three sizes: small (5mm), medium (12mm), and large (18mm). They arrive packaged in aerated, lidded cups lined with an organic peat moss bedding for moisture absorption.

Storage and Care

Soldier Worms are extremely easy to care for and do not require feeding or watering. And because they are naturally high in calcium, there is no need for dusting.

To store, keep them in their lidded cup at room temperature. If you plan to keep your worms longer than 2 weeks, moving the container to a cooler spot (50-60 degrees) will help extend their life. Just make sure to allow them to return to room temp before offering to your pet.

Offering to Pet

A good rule of thumb is to choose a larvae size equal to/no larger than the distance between your pets eyes. Sift from substrate and offer to pet in a dry bowl. You can adjust the number of worms and frequency of feedings according to your pet’s appetite and size.

Nutritional Benefits 

Soldier Worms are naturally nutritious, protein-packed, calcium-rich treat for your pet. Their balanced Calcium to Phosphorus ratio is ideal for reptiles (without the need for dusting), and can help prevent Metabolic Bone Disease. They also contain natural antimicrobial properties that may help boost your pet’s immunity.

Safe Disposal

To dispose of live feeders responsibly, place in an escape-proof bag or container, freeze for at least 24 hours, and then dispose of in the garbage can. Never release live feeders into the wild as they can be harmful to the native environment!

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