Perfect nutrition for your pet reptiles and free range poultry, live treats for wild birds, and fishing bait. Common Name: Standard Mealworm Scientific Name: Tenebrio molitor
- Live Arrival Guaranteed! Boxes are packed with a 10% over-count to cover a small number of losses that may occur in shipping.
- In the winter, the insects may feel cold to the touch and seem lethargic or even appear to be dead. Allow them to warm up slowly. Avoid putting them in a hot room or directly under a heat lamp as rapid temperature changes can be harmful. Insects will usually recover if given time to acclimate (sometimes it will take a few hours), even if they appear dead on arrival.
- When insects are first received, they will probably have some degree of stress from shipping. Open all shipping boxes and remove the insects immediately upon arrival. In extreme winter temperatures, your shipment may arrive with heat packs. These help to keep the insects at a safe temperature during transit, but can cause overheating if packages are left closed up after delivery.
- Easy to keep for weeks in the refrigerator as they are packed when you receive them.
- For longer storage, remove paper products from the shipping container and place worms in a plastic tub with wheat bran or oatmeal. Punch holes in lid as they require lots of air.
- Every 2-3 weeks, take mealworms out of the refrigerator for 24 hours and during that time; place moist food, such as carrots, apple or lettuce, in with them. After 24 hours, take what is left of the moist food out and put them back in the refrigerator.
- If kept unrefrigerated, when mealworms run out of food, they will begin to pupate into their beetle form so that they are more mobile and can go in search of food.