Calci Worm nutritional info

Calci-Worms or Phoenix Worms® are in fact black soldier fly larvae and they are the latest livefood taking the reptile & amphibian keeping world by storm as you may have heard, and rightly so. If you have heard anything about calci-worms they probably sound like a ‘miracle’ food, with claims of Calci worms or Phoenix Worms® reversing metabolic bone disease, increasing clutch sizes, boosting growth rates by up to 30% and also being anti microbial, among loads of other benefits, read on to find out some of the reasons why so many are turning to calci worms as their pets main food!


Why you should feed your pet calci worms

·        You don’t feed them

·        Stay fresh in their pot for weeks at room temperature (even longer at 50-60 degrees)

·        No noise

·        No odour

·        Will stay in a dish – no escapees

·        They wiggle like crazy which excites and entices herps – great food for a picky eaters

·        They taste good (a guess, herps greedily consume them)

·        Come in three sizes to satisfy most pets, from dart frogs to adult bearded dragons

·        Stimulate the appetite of animals that don’t readily feed

·        Can halt or reverse the effects of MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease)

·        Provide a boost of nutrition for gravid or just laid females

·        A great start for all hatchlings

Calci Worms are a high-calcium soft bodied larvae of the Black Soldier Fly. They do not carry disease, and are so high in calcium that many reptile experts recommend them over other soft bodied grubs. Calci worms are the only calcium rich feeder insects that have naturally balanced calcium and phosphorus and can be safely fed as a staple diet

Calci Worms are ready to serve straight from their pot, no need to dust or gut load these insects before feeding to your pet. Calci Worms are low in fat and naturally have 23 to 61 times more calcium than other commonly fed feeder insects.

Calci Worms do not require refrigeration, and can tolerate high temperatures. Reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and fish love this worm.

Our worms are packed in a food bedding, and do not require additional food. They are naturally packed with calcium and nutrients, so gut loading, feedings and special vitamins are not required. Calci worms have a long shelf life, should be kept in the cup the come in, and just kept out at room temperature. The only maintenence needed may be a couple drops of water from time to time!

Calci Worms come in small, medium and large. Large is about 3/4 of an inch long, Medium is about 1/2 of an inch long, small is about 1/4 inch. Large phoenix worms can also be used as a great fishing bait.

To help you choose the correct size for your pet, below is a general guide line:

·        Small – ideal for hatchling lizards, dart frogs and other small species.

·        Medium – ideal for growing lizards, small chameleons, frogs, toads, newts, axolotls.

·        Large – ideal for larger lizards; bearded dragons, water dragons, frilled dragons, blue tongue skinks, large chameleons.

Reptiles and amphibians relish these wiggly, calcium-rich worms. Ready to serve right from the cup with no dusting or gut loading, they require no care and are an easy and convenient food that pets find simply irresistible. Great for hatchlings, gravid females, and to prevent or reverse MBD!!

Calci Worms are the only calcium-rich feeder with the perfect balance of calcium and phosphorus, 1.5:1. This natural balance means that Phoenix Worms can be a staple in your pet’s diet. Breeders report that hatchlings that are fed PWs right from the start are more than 30% larger than their clutch mates after just a few weeks! They also note higher activity levels and brighter colours for the babies that were fed PWs.

Lauric acid

In addition to having a perfect balance of calcium and phosphorus allowing use as a staple food, Calci Worms provide high levels of natural lauric acid. Lauric acid is known for its excellent antimicrobial properties including very potent activity against lipid coated viruses, clostridium and pathogenic protozoa including coccidia. Lauric acid is a medium chain saturated fatty acid found in Phoenix Worms as well as some vegetable oils and in dairy products. 53% of the fat in Phoenix Worms is beneficial lauric acid, a proven antimicrobial especially effective against coccidiosis.

Higher Calcium than any live alternative product, optimal Ca:P ratio

Important for bone and tooth growth, heart health and proper metabolic funtioning. Calcium deficiency is one of the leading causes of Metabolic Bone Disease and premature reptile and amphibian death

Contains many healthy fatty acids, such as lauric acid and omega 3-6

Known for their strong antimicrobial properties, including lipid coated viruses, coccidia, clostridium and protozoa

No need to feed the worms, they are ready to be fed to your animal

Value for money versus alternative products