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Hi Nic,
Your advice on calciworms appear to be contrary to other guidance from hedgehog care sites. I have also looked into this and it appears that the calcium content of calciworms is misleading because not all the calcium is digestible.

I have read that a large proportion of the calcium is locked away in a certain exoskeleton which means it can pass through the gut of some animals without being digested. Therefore the actual amount of calcium available for digestion is lower than the presumed calcium proportions in the food source. Eg as in a ground up Petri dish test sample.

Is there any new update on calciworms ( black soldier fly larvae) and their digestibility? It would be good to know.