Mealworms, the larval form of the darkling beetle Tenebrio molitor, are the future of sustainable, animal feed. They use a fraction of natural resources - land, water and energy - compared to traditional livestock. Insects, including mealworms, are a climate friendly solution to the growing feed and livestock problem.
Dried mealworms are 53-55% protein (live larvae, approx. 20%), 35-37% healthy unsaturated fats, fiber in the form of chitin, as well as being packed full of micronutrients and vitamins. They are an ideal, highly digestible addition to the diets of many animal species. For humans, mealworms provide all of the essential amino and fatty acids and contains more iron per serving than sirloin beef. Logistically easy to dry, freeze and store.
Our technology allows virtually anyone to have a continuous supply of locally grown mealworms in the comfort of your home. Cultivation is straightforward and hassle-free, requiring no special skills in insect husbandry. There are currently more than 12 million insect eating pets in the UK, 23 million in the US and 70 million in the EU.
Bioconverting your kitchen food scraps into a consistent supply of animal feed in the form of beetle larvae helps to measurably reduce or even eliminate the cost of purchasing live feed for your animals. A beneficial side hustle of rearing mealworms is FRASS, combination of excrement and exoskeletons. Frass is an amazing soil amendment easily applied via top dressing to your garden. These castings reduce the need for store bought fertilizers, while also boosting the immune system of plants.
Whether your raise chickens, guinea hens, turkeys, quail, ducks or geese, your domestic fowl will rewards you with fresh eggs and overarching enthusiasm!
Many of species of reptiles and amphibians benefits from the addition of mealworms into their diets. Live larvae can be helpful an enticing even the most finicky of eaters!
While many think that only birds eat insects, many animals such as chipmunks, raccoons and squirrels relish in the live or dried larvae. You will be rewarded with song!
While the more obvious pets, such as cats & dogs can include mealworms in a balanced diet, they are also loved by others including hamsters, sugar gliders and the exotics!
Many species of fish are considered insectivores and will accept insects as part of a healthy diet. Anglers will also find the larvae & pupae make excellent bait and attractant!
Mealworms are edible and high in protein and have been determined safe for human consumption by the European Food Safety Authority. Google will reveal tasty recipes!