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The Worm Lady Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Black soldier flyHermetia illucensis a common and widespread fly of the family Stratiomyidae. The larvae and adults are considered neither pests nor vectors.  Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of redworms (Red Wigglers) as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil.  The larvae have voracious appetites and can be used for composting household food scraps and agricultural waste products (in warm climates of 80F -100 F).

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are an excellent source of sustainable protein for aqua culture, animal feed, pet and human nutrition. They are truly a Maintenance-Free grub and can last 4-5 weeks in the larva stage when kept dormant at 50-55 F 

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(BSFL keep for weeks at room temp and even longer at temps of 51-60F/11-16C)

Our feeding grade BSF larvae are raised on a probiotic treated meal that is scientifically made for black soldier fly larvae, therefore the larvae have the optimal nutritional content for your animals. The healthier the larvae, the healthier the animals who consume them.


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Calcium in your lizard's diet ...

Many people believe that there is no such thing as too much calcium in a reptile's diet, especially, when it is through supplementation.  This is definitely not true.  Calcium in high doses can act as a binder, which inhibits the absorption of essential nutrients such as other essential minerals, as well as vitamins.  In the presence of too much Vitamin D, excess Calcium can calcify the internal organs, liver and kidneys. 

Calcium neutralizes stomach acids, which are necessary for the digestion and absorption of all nutrients. Many drugs have warnings to not take them with an antacid because it can prevent the drug from being absorbed into the system.  

Balance is a major key.  Giving a large dose of calcium all at once is not the same as giving a smaller amount with each feeding.

Phosphorous and its relationship to calcium is also very important.  

It's generally agreed across the vertebrate world, that an inclusion ratio of 2:1 (calcium/phosphorous) is optimal.  This is a common ratio measured in healthy bone analysis of most vertebrates (including humans).  To err to the high side with calcium is generally much easier to metabolize than a diet that has less than a 2:1 ratio of Calcium to Phosphorous.  Even a 3:1 ratio is metabolized efficiently by most organisms.  

This is why the 'Black Soldier Fly Larvae' is rated as the best live feeder insect available for reptiles, frogs, birds, fish and turtles being kept as pets in captivity, since it is the only larva/worm/grub to even come near the ideal 2:1 Calcium Phosphorous ratio, water for hydration and protein as well.

BSFL ('Black Soldier Fly' larvae)

Black Soldier Fly Larvae  are an incredible food choice for any worm or grub-eating reptiles or herps.  These larvae have high levels of calcium which they store for future pupation from grub to Black Soldier Fly.  These grubs of Hermetia illucens were originally developed as a feeder insect for exotic pets by Dr. Craig Sheppard, University of Georgia entomologist. (in collaboration with Alan Repashy - owner and founder of the Repashy Superfoods product line) in 2004/2005.

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Nutritional values of black soldier fly larvae have been studied extensively for exotic pets/reptiles, herps, hens, fish, and other species for many years and are quite unique and amazing.  Significant reductions of E.coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella Enterica have been identified in animals fed on black soldier fly larvae. Lauric Acid makes up over half of the BSFL’s fat content.  This ‘good’ fat with strong antimicrobial properties helps prevent and/or fight bacterial and other infections such as Clostridium and Coccidia – two very common and sometimes deadly health issues with reptiles/herps. 

The Calcium:Phosphorus ratio is approximately 1.43 : 1 – virtually ideal for most amphibians and reptiles. Poor calcium:phosphorus ratio is the main reason for calcium supplementation but ‘calcium dusting’ is not required when feeding BSFL!  The calcium content of Soldier Fly larvae is up to 8,000ppm as opposed to between 20 and 135ppm in mealworms and crickets.  ReptiWorms protein and fat levels are 17.3% and 9.4% respectively .  When fed to gravid females, ReptiWorms increase clutch size and health of hatchlings and aids in female’s recovery.  Additionally, when fed to juveniles, this wonderful staple food can boost growth by up to 30%!  They are soft bodied so there is no fear of impaction. 

BSFL can be kept at room temperature for extended periods or even longer in cooler conditions (50 to 65F) i.e. in a wine cooler. They do not make noise and do not need to be fed.  ReptiWorms are usually for sale in packages of 100, but here at The Worm Lady, we recognise that many of our clients would prefer a smaller amount.  That’s why we are happy to provide ½ size containers to our clients. 


When you get the lager BSFL you will find that they are mostly immobile due to the fact that they have reached the 5th instar and are nearing the pre-pupa stage.  The next stage is the pupa (where they will be dormant 7-14 days) and then the Black soldier Fly will emerge.  These larger larvae, and pre-pupa, are at their highest level of Calcium in their entire life-cycle (preparing for the pupa stage) and are extremely good feeder insects to offer along with your pet's other favorite live insects. 

The Pre-Pupa, and the Black Soldier Fly have no mouth - do not eat - and only exists to mate and lay eggs (4-6 days max life span) and these flies are very very good for your pet to chase after as he will get some beneficial exercise while chasing his dinner!
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ReptiWorms™ versus  ordinary Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL).  ReptiWorms are reared on a specially enriched grain-based diet that ensures a 'naturally' high calcium content.  

They are packaged in a sealed container for convenience and long shelf life.  No feeding is required ... simply keep them sealed in the original container at room temperature and they will stay vigorous for weeks in the non-food packing media.

Nutritional values of black soldier fly larvae have been studied extensively for exotic pets/reptiles, herps, hens, fish, and other species for many years and are truly quite unique and amazing.  Significant reductions of  E.coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella Enterica have been identified [1] in animals fed on BSFL.  Lauric Acid makes up over half of the BSFL’s fat content.  This ‘good’ fat with strong antimicrobial properties helps prevent and/or fight bacterial and other infections such as Clostridium and Coccidia – two very common and sometimes deadly health issues with reptiles/herps. 

The Calcium:Phosphorus ratio is approximately 1.54:1 – which is virtually ideal for most amphibians and reptiles.  Poor calcium:phosphorus ratio is the main reason for calcium supplementation (dusting) of all other insects, but ‘dusting’ is not required when feeding 'Genuine' Phoenix Worms® !  The calcium content of Soldier Fly larvae is up to 8,155ppm as opposed to between 20 and 135ppm in mealworms and crickets.  Black Soldier Fly Larvae protein and fat levels are 17.3% and 9.4% respectively [2].


When fed to gravid females, ReptiWorms increase clutch size and health of hatchlings and aids in female’s recovery.  Additionally, when fed to juveniles, this wonderful staple food can boost growth by up to 30%!  They are soft bodied so there is no fear of impaction.

ReptiWorms can be kept at room temperature for extended periods or even longer in cooler conditions (51 to 65F).  They do not make any noise and do not need to be fed.  


ReptiWorms are normally sold in '100 count' cups, but here at The Worm Lady, we recognize that many of our clients would prefer a smaller amount.  That’s why we are happy to provide ½ size '50 count' containers to our clients.

Supplementing your pet’s regular diet with ReptiWorms every other day is a healthy, smart, and inexpensive option for everyone.

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 [1] Black Soldier Fly Prepupae - A Compelling Alternative to Fish Meal and Fish Oil"

[2] Frank IndiviglioBronx Zoo biologist, blog writer for http://www.thatpetplace.com  zoo consultant, author. Full bio at http://bit.ly/6EpZkP

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This order of BSFL shipped on Tuesday June 20 by Canada Post but was not delivered as planned on Friday (incomplete address given by the customer) so Canada Post returned it to us the afternoon of Monday, June 26.  
I am opening the box to see how the black soldier larvae fared after 6 days in the box. 
As usual we had NO mortality at all ... even after 6 days in the shipping box.
BSFL are the hardiest grubs and are ideal for shipping in almost all conditions.

FAQs

 I keep hearing different names for Black Solider Fly Larvae!  

 What is the difference between Reptiworms™, Phoenix Worms®, and Calciworms® ?

(Phoenix Worms® is a registered trademark of Insect Science Resource LLC. All rights reserved)

(Calciworms® is a registered trademark of Timerberline Fisheries. All rights reserved)


All the above worms are the same species of Black Solider Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens).  The only difference between them is how they are raised and what they are fed.  Our worms environment is 100% controlled and they are only fed a custom milled organic grain meal.  This is done to ensure our animals don’t get passed on anything that could harm them.  

 Some of my worms are dark brown/black. Is there something wrong?

No, the worms naturally start turning brown/black as they are preparing to change into a fly.  This is actually when they have the most calcium. They can still be fed when they turn brown/black and can be fed even when they turn into a fly.

 What’s the best way to feed the worms to my pet?

We have found keeping them in a dry tapered dish works very well.  You'll find the worms don’t move very fast and have a tough time climbing so they won't get out of the feed dish.

 My reptile/amphibian accidentally ate some of the packing medium. Will it be ok?

Yes, your reptile will not be harmed by the packing medium.  We do suggest letting your worms sit in the pet's feeder dish for a couple of minutes before putting it into the cage.  This will let the worm remove the medium from itself, and as it dries it's very easy to remove it from them.

 What are the worms packed in?

The worms are packed in a natural material that will not mold.  It is NOT their food, they are not packed with food because we do not want the worm to create waste which will cause them to stink or even worse die .  The Natural material will not hurt your animal.

 If I do cool them down, should I warm them back up before feeding them out?

YES!  Bring the amount of worms you want out of the wine cooler and let them warm up to room temperature so that they become active and are more appealing to the dragon.

 How can I get my worms to live/last longer?

You can get your worms to last longer by cooling them to 50-60 degrees F.  This can be done by putting them into a wine/beer fridge, or the 'butter keeper' of your fridge door.  Normal refrigerators will cool them down too much and can cause them to die after a day or two.  Cooling them will keep the grubs semi-dormant and allow the worms to stay alive for months. Keeping them at room temperature (68-72F) will keep your worms alive for 2-3 weeks.

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Special #1 - BSFL Black Soldier Fly Larvae

125 Assorted Size for  $  8.40 ( only 6.7 cents ea.)

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Please Note:  NO REFUNDS on prepaid orders.  If you find any dead grubs upon opening box please email photo same day for credit on your next order.

NOTE: Processing and shipping of your order may be delayed when temperatures are below 45 F (7 C) or above 79 F (27 C) 


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Black Soldier Fly Larvae

My experiences with BSFL started about thirteen years ago at my work place.  Some bags of dog food at the city kennels had gotten wet when a trash can lid blew off during a storm and a few weeks later while cleaning up flood debris I discovered one of the bags crawling with BSFL but did not know at the time what they were.  My only thought was "the biggest maggots I ever saw"!

Since that time with online vermiculture, meeting Jerry with his BSFL projects and other composting and gardening activities I have come to learn quite a lot about them and the Black Soldier Fly, parent to the BSFL (larvae).

Now I have raised fly larvae and I have raised BSFL and can assure anyone they are two totally different creatures entirely. The pest fly larvae or maggots are some nasty creatures but have their place in nature.  The BSFL on the other hand are larvae of a fly, but it is not a pest fly to humans, and does not feed during its life as a fly, nor does it even have any mouth parts like a pest fly.  Its only purpose during its seven or eight day life as a fly is to mate and lay eggs.  It poses no threat to humans in any way and does not transmit any disease as do pest flies. 

Some things I particularly like about BSFL, versus pest fly larvae, is the fact that they can be raised on a variety of feed sources, like fruit and vegetable wastes or grain products.  They will eat just about anything that once lived except cellulose and bone.  They do not stink like pest fly larvae, depending of course on what they are fed and a well maintained rearing system.  They purge their gut and secrete a self disinfecting enzyme when leaving the food pile in search of a place to pupate which lends to various devices of clean "self harvesting".  These traits, as well as their high protein, calcium, fat content and mass reproduction make them a perfect candidate for the fishbait & reptile feed trade as well as Entomophagy in my opinion.

Thanks for this excellent information, courtesy of: 

Mansfield, Arkansas, United States /  http://gourmetbugs.blogspot.ca/2012/03/black-soldier-fly-larvae.html

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