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Help and advice on shopping for: Live Mealworms

Mealworms help and advice

A staple of reptile feed

Mealworms form a huge part of a reptile’s diet, chosen for their nutritional value, featuring high levels of important vitamins, fats and proteins. We sell a wide variety of mealworms to suit different reptile species and age groups.

What are mealworms?

While mealworms traditionally refer to the larval form of the mealworm beetle, the term often gets expanded to a wide range of similar larval insects. Mealworms are nutritious and high protein reptile live feed that are suitable for most reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and even birds. They are very easy to keep, however they rarely prove much of a hunting challenge.

Why should I buy mealworms?

Mealworms are super-easy to keep and make a good staple in the diets of a lot of different animals. While they are best combined with a few different types of live food and supplements they are extremely nutritious and fairly cheap. Mealworms will keep for a few weeks in the right conditions and are extremely easy to handle.

What are the main types of mealworms for sale?

We currently sell five types of mealworms; buffalo worms, mini mealworms, standard mealworms, giant mealworms and morio mealworms. Buffalo worms are the larva of the buffalo beetle and feature a thin exoskeleton that’s much more nutritious than standard mealworms. Mini mealworms are short mealworms 10-15mm in length, ideal for smaller creatures and infants. Standard mealworms are the most common variety of mealworms and are suitable for a wide range of species. Giant mealworms are extra-large worms, better for large reptiles like bearded dragons. Morio mealworms are large and fatty mealworms that are good for helping animals gain weight.

What should I look for?

Check which mealworms your pet can eat before buying any. We sell many of our worms in both smaller packs, containing enough for a couple of feeds and bulk bags, suitable for long term storage setups or feeding multiple reptiles. If you’re planning to bulk buy we recommend double-checking you have plenty of space in your feed enclosures before making a purchase.