Live Mealworms are the harmless, vegetarian larvae of the Flour Beetle, tenebrio molitor.Read more
Live Mealworms are the harmless, vegetarian larvae of the Flour Beetle, tenebrio molitor.
They can be fed all the year round although, as a rich source of protein, they are particularly valuable in spring and summer when adult birds can feed them to their young. Order your mealworms in a bag, or in lidded tubs from which you can tip a few at a time - without having to touch them if you are squeamish! With a little care they will last for weeks (instructions accompany every order).
The mealworms packed in round tubs come with breathable lids with a small amount of bran added for them whilst in transit, the larger bags of live mealworms are packed in a woven polypropylene sack - so please ensure you unpack them once received, as the sacks are not for storage.
Live mealworms can be kept for several weeks under the correct conditions. For bulk sacks of worms, on arrival unpack the worms and transfer them into a shallow, smooth sided container and add some bran or porridge oats (we recommend that you do not keep the worms more than 1” deep). For tubs of mealworms all you need to do is ensure they are in a cool environment as they come with food. Mealworms can also be stored in the fridge
If you’ve not bought live mealworms before, then we suggest you start with smaller quantities in plastic tubs which can safely be stored at between 8-10°C in a cool, dark and well ventilated place. The reason for these conditions is because it causes the mealworms hormones to go dormant and keeps them from potentially morphing into a beetle, a well ventilated lid will also prevent your mealworms from becoming damp.
Simply store them in a cool dry place and not below 5°C. if you have a suitable shed or outdoor store, you may prefer to use these locations, but wherever you store, make sure that your live mealworms don’t freeze and are protected from frost and are also not too warm.
Live foods are shipped separately to the rest of your order as they come directly from the supplier.
120g - supplied as 3 x 40g tubs.
240g - supplied as 6 x 40g tubs.
250g - supplied as a 250g bag.
500g - supplied as a 500g bag.
1kg - supplied as a 1kg bag.
All orders over £25 (or weighing 12.5kg or more) are delivered free of charge.
For out of areas (e.g. Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Man and outlying areas), please refer to our delivery information for our delivery charges.
Please refer to our delivery information for further delivery details, time frames, options and what to expect.