Insect frass is an organic fertiliser. Unlike bat guano or wormcasts, frass comes entirely from herbivore insects (in this case the mealworm or Tenebrio Molitor); this means you are essentially feeding back digested plants to your plants making it a perfect, well-rounded form of plant food packed with microbial life.
The importance of Chitin
Chitin is a naturally occurring molecule that is found in the shells of crustaceans like lobsters and crabs, as well as the exoskeletons of insects, in this case the mealworm.
Benefits of using this product
Because insect frass is made entirely from digested plants, it’s full of the nutrients that plants require to grow robustly. Plus, millions of beneficial microbes from the guts of insects.
Chitin triggers the immune system of your plants causing them to rev up and defend itself against predators like root-feeding nematodes and disease pathogens in the soil.
Unlike other 'certified' frass (where the insects are farmed for the reptile and pet industry), you won’t find any residues of pupating inhibitors and/ or growth hormones in our frass. If you look closely, you can see that our frass sometimes contains small exoskeletons from the mealworm.
- Total Nitrogen (N) .....2%
- Phosphorous (P) ........2%
- Potassium (K) .............2%
How to use it
Use it as a top dressing: add it to the top of your growing medium and water in well after application.
Soil: Up to 1 tbsp per gallon of substrate every 2 weeks through the vegetative stage. Coco: Double the soil quantity.
[Note: We don't advise adding frass in the flowering stage as it contains too much Nitrogen and may impact flowering potential].