Nutrient Enhanced Insect Food
Insect Booster is a complete diet for insects fed to captive reptiles, animals and birds.
Nutrients are incorporated into the insects' body tissue to improve their nutritional value.
About Feeding Insects
Insectivorous species kept in captivity usually lack the diversity and quality of a natural diet in the wild. Feeder insects are often maintained on nutrient-poor substrates (eg bran), which can lead to dietary deficiencies. Insects have no skeletal structure and are therefore a poor source of calcium.
Improving Insect Nutrition
By maintaining the live feeder insects on Insect Booster, the nutritional value of the captive diet is significantly enhanced. 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 table below shows the results of clinical trials after feeding Insect Booster for 14 days. Calcium levels and calcium to phosphorus ratio were significantly improved. This is a more effective method of supplying calcium than dusting insects with calcium powder. The levels of other minerals, vitamins and colour-enhancing carotenoids were also significantly improved.