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.
The 200g quantity is supplied in a tub, whereas the 500g, 1kg and 2kgs are sent out in a bag with newspaper to stop the mealworms from overheating (within a box for protection). All live mealworms are sent in bran which is their food source.
We can now supply a 1kg Live Mealworm Bat Pack! These 1kg bags of live mealworms contain unprinted newspaper - as ink is toxic to bats.
How to store: Mealworms can easily be stored in a garage or utility room because they are clean and odourless. They keep well at room temperature. Should you wish to store them for longer you can transfer them to the warmest part of your fridge, away from the icebox.
Please Note: all live foods are sent by First Class Royal Mail, these are not available for collection at the farm. They may therefore take 3-5 working days and will arrive separately from the rest of your order. Orders received before 10.00am on Monday-Thursday will be dispatched on the same day. Orders received on a Friday-Sunday will be dispatched on the following Monday.
Unfortunately we have had to restrict the Live Mealworms to 500g MAXIMUM for customers temporarily. Please only order up to 500g otherwise we will cancel part of your order. This has been partly caused by a huge loss of stock by a competitor and partly to an issue with the mealworm food.