Welcome Along friends of Appalachia's Homestead with Patara!
We are mixing it up here at Chubby with a combination of our great tasting Mealworms and our new Calci Worms. We are excited to bring you the opportunity to win a 2lb bag of our all new mixes and our brand new Captain Calci!
This mix is sure to enrich your pet's (or wild bird's) diet giving them a boost of Protein and Calcium in one handy mixed bag.
We all know why our pets love our great tasting Mealworms, but what about our new Calci worms?
Chubby Dried CalciWorms are comparable to dried mealworms but have a much higher nutritional value. They have 23 to 61 times more calcium than other commonly fed feeder insects and naturally feature a well balanced calcium-phosphorus ratio. Research has shown that natural feed with balanced Ca:P ratios increases animal health and contributes to stronger bones and shiny feathers
Calcium is especially important for laying birds such as chickens. Lack of calcium can result in poor laying, soft shells and can cause behaviour problems such as egg eating as the chicken tries to recoup the much needed calcium. Feeding Calci worms as a treat is an excellent way to increase these vital nutrients and we can assure you, they will soon become a favourite!
Calci –worms are in fact the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens). Despite carrying a somewhat aggressive sounding name, they are harmless and wen alive do not bite. During its larva phase, which lasts a few weeks, it feeds off various kinds of organic material, converting this to proteins. The adult fly is able to entirely live off the nutritional reserves it had built up as a larva. This is why Dried CalciWorms have such a high nutritional value.
Competition will be open until 9pm 08/16/17 and the winner will be announced on Patara's Facebook Page on the 08/17/17