High in amino acids and protein, Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) are the perfect addition to a balanced diet for chickens, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, spiders and small mammals.
Produced in Australia using single-source, vegetable-only, pre-consumer waste.
What are Black Soldier Fly Larvae?
Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) are common throughout Australia. They are a small, black fly that is often mistaken for a wasp. Soldier Flies are often seen in garden composts, where their larvae help to break down vegetable matter.
Black Solider Fly Larvae are so efficient at processing waste, reducing the greenhouse gas produced in landfill, that Forbes magazine has labelled them the “superstars of sustainable aquaculture” while The Washington Posthighlighted their potential as a protein source for pet foods.
Benefits of Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae Pet Treats:
· 100 % natural Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae
· Free from preservatives and additives
· Gently oven dried to preserve maximum nutrition
· High in protein and other vitamins and minerals
· Rich in amino acids, essential building blocks for growth and egg production
· Guaranteed vegetarian diet
· Fed on trackable, single-source, pre-consumer food waste
· Environmentally-friendly production reduces landfill and greenhouse gases
· No need to refrigerate and no escaping, wriggling insects!
Black Soldier Fly Larvae are a suitable addition to the diet of chickens and other poultry, birds, fish, lizards, turtles, amphibians, spiders and some small mammals.
Features of Dine a Chook Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae
· 100 % Dried Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae
· Convenient 330 g tub
· Contains amino acids including histidine, serine, arginine, glycine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, threonine, alanine, proline, lysine, tyrosine, methionine, valine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalaline, hydroxyproline and taurine
NB. Changes to the diet of the BSFL may change this analysis slightly.
How to use Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Black Soldier Fly Larvae can be fed straight from your hand or from a dish. They are suitable for rehydration and can be mixed with other foodstuffs. Visit our blog for rehydration ideas.
Always ensure that your animals have access to clean, fresh water. This will help with digestion of the BSFL and overall animal health.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae for chickens
Chickens enjoy Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a treat or as a reward for training purposes. Scattering a handful of BSFL on the ground encourages natural foraging behaviours and provides amusement.
BSFL are not suitable as a main source of food for chickens. They should be used as a treat or supplement in addition to a complete feed.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae for animals
For birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, spiders and small mammals, Black Solider Fly Larvae can be used as a treat or training reward. For some species, such as reptiles and fish, they may be suitable as a main source of food.
This product is not for human consumption. When designing or changing the diet of your animals, you should always consult a veterinarian or licenced animal nutritionist.
Dine A Chook shipping charges are outlined below and are for all Australian and New Zealand orders.
|Up to 1kg||$9.95|
|1 - 3kg||$12.95|
|3 - 5kg||$14.95|
|5 - 7kg||$19.95|
|Over 7kg||Calculated at checkout|
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How is your order shipped?
All Dine A Chook orders are sent using Australia Post unless otherwise stated. All orders require a signature at the time of delivery unless you provide an authority to leave. We deliver to Residential and Business addresses, PO Boxes and Parcel Lockers.
Every Dine a Chook delivery is completely insured for the total value of the items despatched and insurance coverage includes loss and damage during transit. In the unlikely event, you receive a broken item contact our office via the contact us page within 3 working days of signing for the goods so we can arrange for a replacement.
|State||Estimated delivery (business days)|
|New South Wales||3-5 days|
|South Australia, Tasmania & ACT||6-8 days|
|Western Australia & Northern Territory||8-12 days|
With the exception of busy times of the year, orders received before 11am are generally shipped out that same day.