Beetle Breeding Substrate – Sawdust

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Unfortunately, I can ship substrates to UK addresses ONLY due to the weight. Any overseas orders of substrate will be cancelled.



This listing is for pulverised oak wood, which can be used as anti-mite bedding for adult beetles, or made into flake soil / mushroom kinshi to raise larvae. For UK orders, shipping costs are INCLUDED in the price.

This pulverised wood has been steam treated so it is free of microorganisms and tree resin, making it suitable for the home-production of larval rearing substrate.

The wood will come as sterilised, compressed PELLETS (3rd photo) which will expand into 1 LITRE of sawdust when warm water is added and left to increase in size (2nd photo).

Please note that this pulverised wood has not been decayed yet, so it will first have to be made into flake soil / mushroom kinshi (4th photo) before it can be used as food for larvae.

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"Flake Soil" is the term for beetle substrate for beetle grubs that is being used in Japan to breed large adults for the past 20 years. This high quality substrate is suitable for feeding grubs, and can also be used as breeding substrate for egg laying of rhino/stag/flower beetles.

My Flake Soil is made from sterilised oak sawdust that has been artificially fermented my machine, with growth additives such as wheat bran, soy protein, trehalose, chitosan and larval gut bacteria. This is fermented at high temperatures for 1 month with mechanical mixing until the colour of the wood darkens, when it becomes ready to use.

This Flake Soil base is PURE oak sawdust, and does NOT contain toxic coco peat/coco husk which possesses no nutritional value for beetle larvae and cases an imbalance in the microbial content for the larvae due to the high salt and mineral content.


Unfortunately, I can ship substrates to UK addresses ONLY due to the weight. Any overseas orders of substrate will be cancelled.



Shipping:
UK – Royal Mail Second Class (cost included in price)
NO interntional Shipping
DISPATCH DATE – Monday

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