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Black Soldier Fly Larvae: Soldierworm Grubs

Black Soldier Fly Larvae: Soldierworm Grubs

Posted by Erik Neff, Chief Scientific Officer, M.S. Entomologist at Fluker Farms (Research@flukerfarm.com) on Jun 26th 2024

Soldier Worms are a nutritious and protein-rich feeder that is high in calcium. They are a great supplement for bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons, turtles, and other reptiles or amphibians.

Nutrition and Benefits

Fluker's Soldier Worms are the live larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetiaillucens). This food source has the perfect balance of calcium to phosphorus ratio for reptiles.Soldier Worms are an excellent choice for pet owners who want to give their animals healthy and helpful food. Not only are they easy to manage, but they also offer a range of health benefits for your pets. With their high protein content and natural antimicrobial properties, Soldier Worms can help support your pet's overall well-being.

They are easy to manage and packed with nutrients to promote bone health, healthy growth, and vibrant color. The natural antimicrobial properties can boost your pet's immune system. This can reduce the risk of them getting sick caused by poor nutrition.

Most flies are pests, but Black Soldier Fly (BSF) are helpful by breaking down waste and providing protein. They are good for the environment. Learn more about our production process and research.

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

● Can help prevent risk of developing and reverse Metabolic Bone Disease

● Easy to care for, make no noise, and do not require feeding or watering

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

● Enticing, even for fussy eaters!

Their easy-care requirements, lack of noise, and no need for feeding or watering make them a convenient option for busy pet owners.

Furthermore, Soldier Worms can help enhance your pet's natural colors, making them even more vibrant and beautiful. Even meticulous eaters enjoy the taste of Soldier Worms, making them a versatile option for a variety of pets.

Considering the nutritional value of Soldier Worms is important when incorporating them into your pet's diet. These worms are high in protein, which is essential for your pet's growth and overall health. They also contain important vitamins and minerals that can contribute to a well-rounded diet. Giving your pet a mix of foods is important to make sure they get all the nutrients they need.

When you feed your pets Soldier Worms, you give them a healthy meal and help sustainable farming. With zero-waste processes, Soldier Worms are an environmentally friendly choice that benefits both your pets and the planet. Learn more about the production process and research behind Soldier Worms.

Soldier Worm Storage and Care

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

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. To keep your worms alive longer than two weeks, move the container to a cooler spot (50-60 degrees). Just make sure to allow them to return to room temperature before offering to your pet.

Offering to Soldiers Worms to Pet Reptile

Make sure orders shipped have the appropriate Soldier Worm size for your specific pet. A good rule of thumb is to choose a larvae size equal to or no larger than the distance between your pet’s eyes.

Sift the live worms from substrate and offer to your pet in a dry bowl. You can adjust the number of worms and frequency of feeding according to your pet’s appetite and size. Monitor your pet while they are eating the Soldier Worms to ensure they are not overeating.

Feeding too much can make pets overweight and cause health problems. Remove extra food from your pet's bowl between meals. This will prevent the worms from burrowing into the bedding and potentially harming your pet.

Additionally, it is important to provide fresh water for your pet to keep them hydrated. Make sure to consistently change their water and clean their water dish to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your pet enjoys a healthy and balanced diet with Soldier Worms as a nutritious treat.

Besides watching how much your pet eats, it is crucial to keep their home clean and hygienic for their health. Regularly clean out their habitat and remove any uneaten food to prevent the spread of bacteria and parasites. Providing a clean and comfortable living space will keep your pet healthy and happy.

Monitoring your pet's behavior and appearance can also give you valuable insight into their overall health. Look out for any changes in appetite, energy levels, or physical symptoms that could indicate a health issue. If you notice anything concerning, do not hesitate to consult with a veterinarian for professional advice and guidance. By taking these simple steps, you can help ensure that your pet remains happy, healthy, and thriving.

Soldier Worms can be a good addition to your pet's food in moderation and as part of a balanced diet. To make sure your pet stays healthy, follow these guidelines, and pay attention to their health and behavior. This will help ensure they are getting the right nutrition to thrive. 

Additional Variety and Value

Image of Flukers Farmyard FavoritesSoldier Worms in red and white back on white background with handful of product shown outside the bag

These nutritious snacks are also found in dried formulas and are still safe to feed your pet. Check out our new Farmyard Favorites now available on FlukerFarms, along with canned options

Also available, bulk sizes of soldier worm and soldier worm mix in Culinary Coop, by Fluker's. Try one of these delicious options for your scaly or feathered friends. 

If you are ever concerned with running out of live grub, check out our Reoccurring Order Option, where you can save $1.00 off regular pricing. 

* NEW- Bulk pricing is available for live Soldierworms. 

 Bulk Pricing Discounts: Save up to 25% when you order 5 or more per SKU.

Check out our Care Sheet to learn more on how to care for Black Soldier Fly Larvae.