250 Live Mealworms
About our Mealworms
Mealworms are an excellent food source for many reptiles, birds, and amphibians. They are a great protein source for their diets and are full of natural appeal.
In nature, mealworms live in wheat. It is important to provide them with their natural diet to ensure proper growth rates and health. At The Worm Depot, LLC, we believe that healthy mealworms are necessary to ensure the health of the reptiles, birds, amphibians, and other pets that consume them.
Our mealworms are commercially raised in a carefully controlled and clean environment. They are fed a steady diet of high quality food grade wheat bran. We pay a premium price for our bran to ensure that it is the highest quality, without any chemicals or pesticides.
Our mealworms are processed and sorted through a custom mealworm harvesting machine. This is done to separate the worms and bedding while accurately grading the mealworms for proper size. Our harvesting process is more gentle for the mealworms than many common processing methods. The gentle process helps ensure the health of the mealworm while consistently producing a high quality finished product.
Caring for mealworms
Mealworms should be housed in an escape proof container that provides adequate space and ventilation. The plastic tote boxes and sweater boxes available at most home improvement stores work great. Mealworms are most healthy and active when kept at or just above room temperature.
Cover the bottom of the container with 1-3" of wheat bran. The bran serves as their bedding and their primary food source. For a water source, add a few slices of potato. Replace the potato slices once per week, or if moldy.
If you would like to slow down the mealworms life cycle to maintain their size, you can store them in a refrigerator between 42 and 50 degrees. Often, the refrigerator door rack is the proper temperature. Mealworms will stay alive and healthy when refrigerated for up to 45 days.
Live Delivery Guarantee
We guarantee live delivery of our mealworms. We always package a significant amount of extra mealworms to account for any that may die while shipping. If an excessive amount die during transit, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery. We are happy to work with you to make things right.
Our live delivery guarantee applies only when temps are below 85º and above 25º at our facility, during transit, or at your delivery location. A person must be available to receive the shipment. If mealworms are shipped to a PO box, they must be picked up the day they arrive, or the live delivery guarantee is voided.
If your mealworms appear to be lifeless upon arrival during cold weather months, place them in a warm area and inspect it in around one hour. Often they are chilled and are fine and healthy once they warm up.
Most orders are delivered in 2-3 business days. All orders are shipped via an expedited shipping service. Occasionally the shipping service may take longer. Unfortunately, delays caused by the carrier are out of our control. However, our packaging is designed to keep mealworms alive for up to 15 days.