Advertisement I have been reading on Arachnoboards how some people are saying that fruit flies are devoid of nutritional value. That got me wondering if this is actually true. I wanted to know if there was any scientific basis for this claim. I was also curious about the nutritional value of other food insects that are regularly used to feed reptiles, amphibians, and our pet invertebrates (in our case, for many of us here on Arachnoboards, it would be tarantulas). In my search, I came across a blog that briefly talks about the nutritional values of some of these food insects: http://www.geckotime.com/nutritional-value-of-commercially-raised-insects/ This blog seems credible because there were some reference sources mentioned that are peer reviewed, this is a link to one of those peer reviewed journals: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/zoo.10031?cookieSet=1 After reading the blog, I am wondering where the claim that fruit flies did not have nutritional value comes from because according to the table in this blog, they sure do have significant enough nutritional value to warrant its usage. I'm wondering if anybody can comment further or provide evidence that supports the claim that fruit flies are nutritionally void.