This substrate is a special fermented oak soil that provides a living medium and food source for beetle larvae (rhinoceros and stag beetles specifically). Flake Soil is created through many months of fermentation, and is then dried and sifted to ensure only the properly fermented and broken down flake is packed. Suitable for those who are raising/breeding beetle larvae of certain beetle families that require broken down wood material.
If you only keep one beetle larva and plan to make your own flake soil for future use, only 200g is needed to sustain the larvae before your own flake soil is ready.
If you keep more than one beetle larva, or don’t have plans to make your own supply of flake soil, 500g is recommended to sustain them.
Note: Adult rhinoceros and stag beetles do not require this kind of substrate, unless you are intending to breed them.
Caution: Contains dry dusty material of biological origin, handle with care and avoid breathing in particles.
Available in 200g and 500g quantities as dry substrate. Substrate must be rehydrated when used to raise beetle larvae.