Insect Booster

Insect Booster

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.

Available in 300g, 5kg, 10kg & 20kg packs.

Insect Booster 50 x 5g
$35.00 incl. GST
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Insect Booster 300g
$6.95 incl. GST
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Insect Booster 5kg
$46.75 incl. GST
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Insect Booster 10kg
$76.70 incl. GST
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Insect Booster 20kg
$132.00 incl. GST
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Typical analysis per kg

Total Protein 130g
Total Fat 49g
Linoleic Acid 160mg
Linolenic Acid 370mg
EPA 74mg
DHA 89mg
Fibre 40g
Calcium 150g
Phosphorus 59g
Magnesium 2g
Iron (Fe++) 100mg
Zinc 60mg
Manganese 60mg
Copper 20mg
Iodine 1.4mg
Selenium 100mg
Retinol 3mg
Cholecalciferol 65mg
d-a-tocopherol 1600mg
Niacin 60 mg
Pantothenic Acid 60mg
Pyridoxine 100mg
Phytomenadione 100mg
Riboflavin 100mg
Thiamine 160mg
Folic Acid 2mg
Biotin 400mg
Cyanocobalamin 400mg
Total Carotenoid 180mg
Lutein 120mg
Zeaxanthin 16mg
Astaxanthin 30mg

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.

Directions for Use

For best results, supply insect booster to the feeder insects for at least 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.

Available in 300g, 5kg, 10kg & 20kg packs.

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