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Flake Soil is a nutritious food source for many detritivores such as
millipedes, isopods, and beetle larvae. It's made of fermented hardwood oak saw
dust. The fermentation breaks down lignin in the wood and makes cellulose readily
available for your critters. The soil is then heat treated, dried, and packed
locally in Humboldt County, CA.
The finished product should be rehydrated for use. Flake soil should slowly be
added to enclosures containing beetle larvae to not shock them. This can be done
by removing the top half of the larvae's substrate and replacing it with 100%
For millipedes and isopods, the flake soil can be mixed in with current or new
substrate. It should not make up more than 30% of their substrate.
One bag contains 32 volumetric ounces.
Flake Soil for Beetles and Isopods