Insect Booster 300g

$ 6.95

Insects kept in captivity as food for other species usually lack the diversity and quality of a natural diet in the wild. Such insects are often maintained on nutrient-poor substrates (eg bran), which can lead to dietary deficiencies. Insects have no skeletal structure and are therefore become a poor source of calcium for their prey (reptiles, birds & other animals)

By maintaining the live insects on Insect Booster we can improve their nutritional value. This provides a means of supplying essential amino acids, essential fatty acids (omega 3 & 6), vitamins, minerals and colour-enhancing carotenoids. Supplying nutritionally improved feeder insects maintained on Insect Booster is more effective than simply “gut-loading” insects raised on inadequate diets.

The calcium levels and calcium to phosphorus ratio were significantly improved when using this method. It is more effective than dusting insects with calcium powder. The levels of other minerals, vitamins and colour-enhancing carotenoids are also significantly improved.

How to use Insect Booster

To get best results, supply insect booster to the feeder insects for around 14 days prior to feeding animals. Moisture should always be available to insects and can be supplied as a piece of wet sponge, fruit or vegetable.

Adult Insects (crickets & woodies): Supply Insect Booster as a dry powder in a shallow bowl or plate. Insect Booster is a complete diet and does not require other foods to be added.
Juvenile Insects (mealworms & fly pupae): Make a 50:50 mixture of Insect Booster with bran and supply as the substrate in which the pupae live.

Ingredients:Pollard, whey & soy proteins, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals & carotenoids.

Insect Booster Info Sheet