Our Dried Calci Worms are 100% natural & farmed in the Netherlands.These are comparable to dried mealworms but have a much higher nutritional value. Our Chubby Dried Calciworms naturally have 23 to 61 times more calcium than other commonly fed feeder insects and also have a naturally well balanced calcium-phosphorus ratio of 3-35. Research has shown that feed with higher Ca:P ratios increases animal health and contributes to stronger bones and shiny feathers.
Calci –worms are in fact black soldier fly larvae (hermetia illucens). Despite carrying a somewhat aggressive sounding name, the fly (and larva) are completely harmless and do not carry disease. Due to lack of mouth parts it can not bite. The adult only drinks water and lives off the nutritional reserves it had built up as a larva. During its larva period, which lasts a few weeks, it feeds off various kinds of organic material. That is the reason why Nutriworms have such a high nutritional value.