BeetleJuice : Insect Frass
BeetleJuice can be used as a soil amendment, or in a compost tea. Microbes and nutrition, delivered in a natural form that plant's respond to.
Insect Frass is not only great in your compost tea recipe, it's also an amazing soil amendment. Our product contains meal worm castings, the bran bedding they are grown in, and their exoskeletons. The castings are full of nutrition and beneficial microbes. The meal worms are fed a vegetarian diet, lending to a plant healthy fertilizer. Exoskeletons are the shedding of the insects as they molt. The exoskeletons are made of chitin (Kite-in), a tough protein, that when degraded, becomes a great fertilizer source. The degrading of chitin is done by an enzyme called chitinase (kite-in-ase), this enzyme triggers a plant's immune defense response, known as the SAR or Systemic Acquired Response, which bulks up a plant's natural defenses. When a plant comes in contact with frass, basically it thinks it's being attacked by bugs, and bulks up its immunity to fend them off. Because there are no bugs, you are left with a stronger more disease resistant plant. Chitinase is naturally associated with the chitin in frass. Frass can be used any time throughout a season.
-1 Cup Per Cubic Foot
-1 Tablespoon Per Gallon
-1.5 Gallons Per Cubic Yard
- Approx. 1 Cup per 4 square feet
- Approx. 1 Gallon (16) per 100 Square feet
BeetleJuice is a unique and powerful substance. Only a small amount is needed in order to benefit from the combination of the two beneficial substance. One Pound of BeetleJuice is Approximately 6 Cups.