- tub (3 x 55g tubs)
- bag (250 g)
- bag (500 g)
- tub (6 x 55g tubs)
- bag (1 kg)
- BAT PACK (1 kg)
- bag (2 kg)
These live mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are our best selling live food, and the number one choice for feeding wild birds. They are the larvae of the Flour Beetle, a native British insect which eats flour, meal, grain and other related crops. Their bodies are made up of over 48% crude protein and 40% fat making them an excellent, proven food for all insect eating garden birds.
Live worms are ideal for encouraging natural feeding behaviour of all kinds of wild birds but especially enticing for ground feeding birds like Robins, Blackbirds, Chaffinches, Wagtails, Thrushes and the Wrens in our garden love them.
You can purchase your live mealworms as 3 x 55g tubs of mealworms (165g in total weight ) or 6 x 55g tubs (which supplies 330g of mealworms in total). As an alternative, mealworms can also be supplied in breathable sacks of 250g, 500g or 1kg weights and sent out with newspaper or cardboard egg trays to stop the mealworms from overheating (within a box for protection). All live mealworms are sent in bran which is their food source. You can also give them small amounts of carrot (diced or chopped) and they also like green leafy vegetables.
We also supply a 1kg Live Mealworm Bat Packs. These 1kg bags of live mealworms contain unprinted newspaper or egg trays - as ink is toxic to bats.
How to store live mealworms
Mealworms can easily be stored in a garage or utility room because they are clean and odourless. They keep well at room temperature, but during summer months we would suggest that you finda cool place for them, out of direct sunlight. Should you wish to store them for longer you can transfer them to the warmest part of your fridge, away from the icebox!
Feeding Mealworm tips - Bird Feeding Tips: Live Mealworms and Wax Worms
Live Mealworm FAQs:
- Which birds eat live worms?
The insect and invertebrate eaters: robins, sparrows, tits, starlings, blackbirds, wrens and thrushes.
- What are mealworms?
They are the larvae of the flour beetle (Tenebrio Molitor), a native British insect that eats flour, meal, grain and other related crops. They are vegetarian, which is important because when fresh, they don't smell!
- Where do your live mealworms come from?
Our live mealworms are grown in the UK for us and are British bred! There are many companies importing mealworms from Europe; ours will be fresher as they won't have travelled far.
- What sort of feeder should I offer live mealworms in?
Wax worms and mealworms need to be contained in a smooth steep-sided container (otherwise you will find they wriggle up and out and will be gone in a flash!) - ideally something with a roof or overhang to protect them from the rain and sun, and drainage holes if there is no roof.
Windows feeders lend themselves to mealworms, and it's fab to get a really close-up view of your robin and other smalls birds visiting. Caged feeders are also useful since they limit access to the bigger birds which can devour a whole pot in an instant!