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Jump to: Ingredients and Tools Getting the fermentation started Maintaining fermentation Storing and Using Flake Soil Flake Soil is fermented wood required to feed certain species of beetle larvae. These larvae survive exclusively on decomposing wood until they pupate and become adults, who then eat a sweet diet rich in sugars and fruits. Unfermented wood that is yet to decompose is too difficult for many beetle larvae to eat, so it must be broken down by fungi through fermentation.  Other groups of invertebrates may benefit from having flake soil in their substrate and diet, such as isopods and millipedes. A well...

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