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Live Mealworms

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Mealworms are the harmless, vegetarian larvae of the Flour Beetle, tenebrio molitor.

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Product Name Price Stock Qty
165g Live Mealworms (3x 55g Tubs) £81.76 per kg
£13.49
£13.49
330g Live Mealworms (6x 55g Tubs) £66.64 per kg
£21.99
£21.99
250g Live Mealworms (Bag) £59.96 per kg
£14.99
£14.99
500g Live Mealworms (Bag) £36.98 per kg
£18.49
£18.49
Live Mealworms (Bag) - 1kg £27.49 per kg
£27.49
£27.49
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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.

The mealworms in 55g, round tubs come with a breathable lid and a small amount of bran which has been added for the mealworms whilst in transit, and these ventilated tubs are suitable for storing the live mealworms in as long as they are stored in the correct conditions of a cool, dark environment. Alternatively, order a larger amount of mealworms in a bag which will be delivered in a woven polypropylene sack - so please ensure you unpack the mealworms once received, as the sacks must not be used for storage. 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). 

If you haven't used live mealworms before, then we recommended 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. Mealworms can also be stored in the fridge. 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.

If you're new to mealworms it's a great idea to start with smaller quantities in tubs, these can be stored safely between 8-10 degrees Celsius in a cool and dark place.  These cool dark conditions prevent the mealworms from morphing into beetles.  Store in a cool dry place but not below 5°C, if you have a suitable shed or outdoor store, you may prefer to use these locations, but wherever you store them make sure your mealworms don't freeze and are protected from frost, they must also not get too warm. If you need any more advice on how to use or store these mealworms please do get in touch.

Live foods are shipped separately to the rest of your order as they come directly from the supplier.

165g - supplied as 3 x 55g tubs.

330g - supplied as 6 x 55g tubs.

250g - supplied as a 250g bag.

500g - supplied as a 500g bag.

1kg - supplied as a 1kg bag.

 

This product comes directly from our live food supplier and will be sent separately to the rest of your order. Deliveries are made by Royal Mail and can take up to 7 working days.

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MS 3 months ago
Birds love this product. Especially during nesting season birds will become extremely brave and tame when mealworms are on offer. We have a great tit that comes into our porch where the worms are stored if the dish is empty. It helps greatly with the endless journeys parent birds make back and forth to feed nestlings. Mini mealworms are best although the birds will manage both. Beware not to feed to hedgehogs as apparently they are harmful to them. I never knew this. It would be good if that was noted on the website.
Emma A 4 months ago
Robin (male and female) recognise the bag as soon as I go out of the door. They both fly around and chirp until I start to put these in feeder. Bluetits come right into kitchen for these and Woodpecker loves them too.
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