Shelf Life of Freeze Dried Crickets & Meal Worms ??

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Hanover Bill
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Location: Pennsylvania/Hanover Township
Martin Colony History: 2009 & 10 - 0
2011 & 12 - Visitors
2013 - 2 pr. fledged 9
2014 - 3 pr. fledged 13
2015 - 7 pr. fledged 27
2016 - 15 pr. fledged 72

Shelf Life of Freeze Dried Crickets & Meal Worms ??

Postby Hanover Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:28 am

Any thoughts out there on how long freeze dried crickets and meal worms retain their nutritional value? I have a lot of both left from last year and I hate to toss them if they will still be good for this upcoming season.

Thanks;
Hanover Bill.
2009 & 10 - 0
2011 & 12 - Visitors
2013 - 2 pr. fledged 9
2014 - 3 pr. fledged 13
2015 - 7 pr. fledged 27
2016 - 15 pr. fledged 72

ToyinPA
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Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:07 pm
Location: PA/Avis
Martin Colony History: The 1972 St. Agnes flood wiped out all the Martins in my area. One day, in 1997-98, 5 or 6 Martins landed on the power wires crossing my back yard. I had no house for them. They kept coming back day after day. We got a martin house a few weeks later & they have been coming back every year since. I average 12-15 pair per year.

Re: Shelf Life of Freeze Dried Crickets & Meal Worms ??

Postby ToyinPA » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:53 pm

Hanover Bill wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:28 am
Any thoughts out there on how long freeze dried crickets and meal worms retain their nutritional value? I have a lot of both left from last year and I hate to toss them if they will still be good for this upcoming season.

Thanks;
Hanover Bill.
Bill:

I have used them from one year to the next with no problems. I bag mine in freezer Ziploc bags & then put them in a paper bag. The paper helps to prevent freezer burn.

Only 4 months to go before they return :). I just pray we have a better & much dryer season than last season.

Toy in PA
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