Frass = Plant Food

Frass = Plant Food

So what is so special about Frass?

First of all, our Frass is not just any Frass. Our Frass is produced at our mealworm farm in Oakland, California and is 100% organic. This Frass is an all natural product derived from the larve and exoskeletons of our mealworms. As a fertilizer, Frass has benefits to plants as similar products like bat guano and worm castings. 

The special thing about Frass is that it contains chitin

Closely related to cellulose, 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. 

When used in fertilizer, chitin triggers the immune system of plants. The causing them to rev up and defend themselves against predators like root-feeding nematodes and diseased pathogens in the soil. The presence of chitin triggers plants to think that insects are eating them. Thus, causing them to build up their cell walls and release natural insect toxins as a defense. 


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