Instructions using Topinsect?
Topinsect insects should always be defrosted before being offered to animals. An insect which is still frozen could cause stomach or intestinal cramps. Never offer an animal more defrosted insects than it can eat. If too many insects are offered, theyll not be eaten and their quality will decrease rapidly.
How defrosting Topinsect insects?
- Spread the insects out in a thin layer in a warm room for about a quarter of an hour
- If you wish to accelerate the defrosting process, you should put the insects in a kitchen sieve with fine mesh and wash them with cold or tepid water.
How offering defrosted Topinsect insects?
To birds, reptiles and amphibians:
- Always use clean dishes or jars
- Do not place the insects in direct sunlight or under a lamp in a terrarium and cover the dishes to put them in the shadow. Due to the high temperature and high protein percentage, the feed will dry out and the decomposition (rot) accelerates. A steak in the sun will neither be long edible.
- It is recommended to offer smaller parts several times per day in case of warm weather.
- The Topinsect insects can be thrown in the aquarium or pond once they are defrosted.
- The following rule also applies here: never offer more insects than necessary because insects which are not eaten immediately will sink to the bottom and rot.
How transporting Topinsect insects?
It is of the highest importance that Topinsect insects dont defrost during transport from the shop to your freezer. Defrosting and refreezing feed is never good for its quality.
A small cool box with a few freezer packs could be the ideal solution to transport the insects. If you forgot your cool box, ask the shopkeeper to pack the Topinsect boxes in a thick layer of newsprint. This is normally sufficient to avoid defrosting during short transport.
The best place in your car to place the insects would be the boot in order to avoid direct sunlight.