Insect Booster is a complete insect food that fortifies the nutritional composition of insects commonly fed to insectivorous mammals, reptiles and birds. 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.
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.
For best results, supply Insect Booster to the feeder insects for 7-14 days prior to feeding out to animals. This maximises the uptake of nutrients (eg. Calcium) into the body tissue of the insect. However, supplying Insect Booster to insects for as little as 2-3 days before feeding out will still have some nutritional benefit. Moisture should always be available to insects and can be supplied as a piece of wet sponge, fruit or vegetable.