Swell Live Pachnoda Fruit Beetle Grubs

Live Beetle Grubs are the ultimate live food treat

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At a glance...
  • Fruit beetle grubs for reptiles and amphibians
  • High protein and fat content, perfect for treats
  • Come in packs of approximately 10 bugs
Great products, fast delivery and a very good amount of bugs
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What is a Swell Live Pachnoda Fruit Beetle Grubs?

Pachnoda Fruit Beetle Grubs are beetle larvae that have been bred as live food for exotic pets. These fruit beetle grubs are great for dusting with calcium dust to give an extra boost of supplements. These beetles are bred in ethical conditions and make a great treat for healthy animals or a staple for those under the weather.

Are Fruit beetle grubs good for Bearded dragons?

Fruit beetle grubs are extremely popular with Bearded dragon keepers as they are easy to store and appealing to most Bearded dragons. However, these insects are very high in fat and may lead to poor health if overfed to your pet. They are best used as an occasional treat alongside less fatty livefood, such as Crickets or Locusts. 

Do Fruit beetle grubs bite?

While not possessing the defensive capabilities of a Stag beetle, Pachnoda grubs are still capable of nipping your reptiles during a feed. If this is becoming a problem you can kill them before serving but some pets may find them less appetising. The bite of the grubs is designed to handle soft fruit like banana, mango and apple, and is unlikely to pose much of a threat to your lizard.

How long do live Pachnoda Fruit Beetle Grubs last?

We recommend feeding once a week or so as the grubs are better suited to being an occasional treat. We send our livefood as soon as possible, so each grub should last for between 3-5 months before becoming adult beetles, depending on the conditions they are kept in.

However, like most species of beetles, adult Fruit beetles can still be fed as livefood in a pinch, although their tough exterior might put off fussy eaters. Fruit beetles can also be used as Bioactive custodians as they will eat rotten fruit, leaves and live plants that smell and attract fruit flies. 

Livefood food is despatched directly from the supplier the same day if you order before 12pm and the next day if you order after 12pm. Livefood is delivered Monday to Thursday on a next working day delivery service. Livefood is not suitable for express delivery.



Species Pachnoda marginata
Average size 20-35mm
Number in pack 10
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