Want to breed your own insects? Check out our YouTube Channel for video tutorials.



News

The Secret Life of Meal Worms

Posted by Feeder Crickets on

Quite a few of us have fed mealworms to our reptiles at various times, but most bearded dragon owners are entirely disconnected from the process. Mealworms are actually the larval form of the darkling beetle, and their life cycle is a process that shows off a lot of the awesome metamorphosis that can happen in more complex arthropods. If you've fed your bearded dragon superworms, then you may be somewhat familiar.  Superworms are related to mealworms.  But contrary to what many people think, they are not the same.   In the Beginning Mealworms begin life as an egg of course. The darkling...

Read more →


Crickets in the Heat: Ensuring Safe Summer Shipments and Nutritional Integrity

Posted by Marcia Cripps on

Opening Insights: Summer Shipment of Crickets for Reptile Nutrition Crickets serve as a staple in the diets of many pet reptiles, including bearded dragons and leopard geckos, due to their high nutritional value. However, shipping these vital feeder insects during the sweltering summer months presents unique challenges, primarily due to their sensitivity to high temperatures. This article will delve into the essential strategies for safely transporting crickets when the mercury rises, examining their temperature thresholds, innovative packing techniques, and post office pickup options. Additionally, we will explore the considerable nutritional benefits that crickets offer to reptilian pets, ensuring they not...

Read more →


Summer Shipping Survival Guide: Are Superworms the Right Choice?

Posted by Marcia Cripps on

Navigating the Heat: Shipping Superworms Safely in Summer Superworms are a popular choice among reptile enthusiasts for feeding pets like bearded dragons and leopard geckos due to their high nutritional value and ease of care. However, shipping superworms during the hot summer months presents unique challenges that can impact their survival. This article will delve into the crucial aspects of transporting superworms when temperatures soar, including understanding temperature constraints that can affect their viability, exploring best practices for packaging, and determining when it’s necessary to opt for post office pickups to ensure their safe arrival. Additionally, we'll highlight the substantial...

Read more →


Integrating Chickens into Permaculture Gardens: A Guide for Sustainable Living

Posted by Marcia Cripps on

Setting the Scene: Chickens as Catalysts in Permaculture Gardens Permaculture is a philosophy of cultivating land that emulates the patterns and characteristics of natural ecosystems. It aims to establish sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural environments by creating harmonious, interconnected systems. Integrating chickens into permaculture gardens taps into this philosophy beautifully, enhancing both sustainability and garden efficiency. Chickens contribute to the permaculture garden by enriching the soil with their manure, controlling pests naturally, and reducing waste by consuming kitchen scraps and undesired leftovers from the garden. This integration not only bolsters the garden’s productivity and health but also provides the chickens with...

Read more →


Raising Chickens for Butchering: A Guide for Homesteaders on Diet, Environment, and Sanitation

Posted by Marcia Cripps on

Perfecting the Art of Raising Chickens at Home The resurgence of homesteading has brought with it a renewed interest in raising chickens for meat—a self-sufficient practice that connects us closer to our food sources. As more individuals embark on this journey, understanding the pivotal roles of diet, environment, and sanitation becomes crucial in nurturing healthy poultry. The quality of chicken meat, directly influenced by these factors, not only affects taste but also impacts nutritional benefits. This guide will delve into the essentials of optimal poultry care: we'll explore dietary enhancements that can fortify chicken meat with nutrients like omega-3 fatty...

Read more →