Live Mealworms are the perfect food or treat for insectivorous animals that prefer live feeders. Live mealworms become extremely active, especially when exposed to temperatures above 75 degrees farenheit. Live mealworms can be dusted with calcium or vitamins prior to feeding to increase nutrition. You may also gutload live mealworms. Gutloading is the act of feeding a live insects, such as a mealworms with a nutritious vitamin rich feed that will then be passed onto the animal feeding upon the live mealworms. Gutloading is especially useful for passing nutrtients to animals which refuse to eat live mealworms that are dusted with vitamins or calcium powder.
Live Mealworm Sizes
Live mealworms are currently available in 4 sizes ranging from mini to large. If you are unsure of which size to buy, we reccomend starting with medium as they are the most popular size and feed a wide variety of animals. Mini and small are reccomended only for baby animals and small animals such as frogs. You can always cut a larger mealworm down to a size appropriate for your animal if need be.
Small: 1/4" - 1/2"
Medium: 1/2" - 3/4"
Large: 3/4" - 1"
72 Hour Live Guarantee
We guarantee that your live mealworms will arrive both alive and healthy. If there are any issues during the first 72 hours with your live mealworms, let us know and we'll take care of it.
UPS Next Day Air Shipping
Live mealworms are shipping exclusively through UPS using Next Day Air service. Please provide a valid home or business address that can accept UPS deliveries.
We ship live orders Monday through Thursday and you will receive your live mealworms by the end of the following business day. For instance, if you order on Monday, you will receive your order by the end of the day on Tuesday. If you order after our shipping cut off, detailed in our shipping policies, then your order will ship on the next available business day. If you order on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, then your order will ship on the next business day, which is Monday.
We are only able to ship live orders to physical addresses in the lower 48 states. We cannot ship live orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, or AFO / DPO / FPO / PO Boxes.