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Caring for live soldier worms (black soldier fly larvae)

Caring for live soldier worms (black soldier fly larvae)

Posted by Team on Nov 22nd 2020

Soldier Worms are a naturally nutritious, protein-packed, and rich in calcium making them a great supplemental feeder for bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons, turtles, and just about any pet reptile or amphibian.


Nutrition and Benefits

Fluker's  Soldier Worms are the live larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens).  Their balanced Calcium to Phosphorus ratio is ideal for reptiles (without the need for dusting), and can help prevent Metabolic Bone Disease. 

Soldier Worms are easy to manage and packed with nutrients to promote stronger bones, healthy growth, and vibrant color. They also contain natural antimicrobial properties that may help boost your pet’s immunity!

While most flies are considered pests, BSF are actually beneficial to the environment as very efficient decomposers of organic waste and a sustainable source of high-quality protein. Learn more about our production process and research at  www.soldierfly.com.

● 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

● Enticing even for picky eaters!

● Sustainably-farmed through zero-waste processes

Soldier Worm Storage and Care


Our  live 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.

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 Soldiers Worms to Pet


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

Sift live worms 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.

Current Soldier Worm Specials