RepashyGrub Pie features over 75% cold-pressed Black Soldier Fly Larvae Meal (BSFL) with a smell and flavor that incites an almost instinctual feeding response from all kinds of insect-eating animals. Even species that require moving prey and show little interest in freeze-dried insects or pelleted foods currently on the market, have been irresistibly attracted to the smell and taste of RepashyGrub Pie on the first offering. Some individuals of certain species may require teasing or training in the first instance to achieve a feeding response and get them to recognize it as a food source. Bearded dragons, leopard geckos, all skinks, fat tail geckos, dwarf monitors, day geckos, giant geckos, turtles of all kinds, and aquatic amphibians typically find RepashyGrub Pie irresistible.
Insect meal from foreign sources, such as China, did not meet Repashys' quality control standards. The BSFL used are raised on feed of Repashys' specification, right here in the USA.
Nutritionally speaking, Repashy Grub Pie consists of nearly 80% cold-pressed black soldier fly larvae. Cold-pressing removes about half the fat content without the high temperatures and chemical exposure of other processes that can denature proteins and degrade nutrients. This process lowers the fat content of soldier fly larvae to a more ideal 12%, which in turn increases the protein values to over 55%. The meal also contains a nearly perfect 2:1 calcium to phosphorous ratio. It takes over 1,000 BSFL to make one ounce of Repashy Grub Pie, and one kilo of RepashyGrub Pie contains 35,000 BSFL, which has a superior nutritional density than 50,000 mealworms!
Repashy Grub Pie has been formulated to be a complete diet, replacing the need for live insects in the diet of omnivores and insectivores. Many insectivores in captivity are raised on a single food source of either crickets, or mealworms (i.e. leopard geckos). While it has been proven that an exclusive diet of supplemented mealworms provides all the necessary nutrition for good health and breeding, we currently recommend that Repashy Grub Pie be fed as part of a balanced diet and not exclusively.
Although the people at Repashy have been doing extensive trials for the two years with great success (even when fed exclusively), it will take more time and research to assert with 100% confidence that Repashy Grub Pie provides a complete diet for insectivores, as an exclusive food source. Repashy Grub Pie
can be fed as a slurry, paste, or a gel. It can also be mixed into existing gecko diets, or be used as a Gravy / Topper on dry kibble diets. Not only is it suitable for Reptiles and Amphibians, but also a great diet for Insectivorous Mammals and Fish. The gel base also allows for the introduction of medications when treatment for parasites or other health problems are required.
12 oz. bottle