Leopard Gecko Phoenix Worms
Phoenix worms® is
a relatively newcomer to the feeder insects market. They are
said to be the next generation, foodstuff for Leopard geckos
and other insectivorous pets. Leopard gecko Phoenix worms are
the larvae of the commonly known Black Soldier fly (Hermetia
illucens). Their relatively high protein (ca. 17.3%) and low fat
(ca. 9.4%) makes them ideal as a staple diet or to fit in as any
The features that
really stands out with Leopard gecko Phoenix worms are that
they are naturally high in calcium, their very favorable Ca:P
ratio (1.52) and their natural Leuric acid content.
Gecko Phoenix Worm Sizes
Commercial Phoenix worms are sold in large,
medium and small sizes. Small size Phoenix worms range from 5 -
8 mm / 3/16 - 5/16 " in length and can be fed very small
Medium size worms are about 12 mm / 7/16 "
long where large or adult size worms measure in at about 18 mm /
Gecko Phoenix Worm Availability
Leopard gecko Phoenix worms are sold
commercially under that name. It is available to order from the
internet from various websites.