Meal Worms

Meal Worms

Common Meal Worms (Tenebrio molitor) -- Available in Small, Medium and Large Sizes-- Scroll Down For Pricing

Small are approx. 1/2 inch -- Medium are approx. 3/4 inch -- Large are approx. 1 inch

Meal Worms for Pet Food

Meal Worms are the most commonly raised feeder insect available. Meal Worms are a widely used food source for many reptiles and amphibians. Small animals such as sugar gliders and hedgehogs absolutely love them. Meal Worms make an excellent, easy addition to your pets diet.

Meal Worms for Bird Feeding

For many small birds there is no better universal Live Food than meal worms. Feeding live meal worms as a treat to Bluebirds and many species of songbirds has become a popular addition to seed feeders at many backyard bird feeding stations. Live food will attract Bluebirds, Robins, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Catbirds, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Titmice, Wrens, Thrashers, Orioles, Tanagers, Juncos, Chickadees, Indigo Buntings, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, and many others to your meal worm feeder. Bluebirds, Robins and Wrens are birds that do not normally visit feeders, but they can't resist meal worms.

Meal Worms for Fishing

Both large common meal worms and giant meal worms are a common bait for trout, small bass, small channel catfish, whitefish and panfish such as perch, crappie and bluegill.

Storing and Care of Meal Worms

If you plan to use all of your meal worms within a couple of weeks, you can either store them in the refrigerator or in a cool part of your home. If you plan to refrigerate your meal worms, we suggest that you do so in a container with no substrate for ease of collecting them for feeding. You should take the meal worms out of the refrigerator at least once a week and allow them to get warm. Feed them pieces of apple or carrot for up to 24 hours before you return them to cold storage.

Growing Your Own Meal Worms

Growing your own meal worms is not that difficult. You will need a suitable plastic container tall enough so that the meal worms can not reach the top and crawl out. Add about an inch or two of substrate on the bottom.

Cut 2-3 sheets of newspaper to cover approximately 2/3 of the surface area of the container, leaving space between the edges of it and the container sides. Meal worms will often crawl between the sheets of paper. Spray the paper (only) once or twice a day using care not to soak the paper and/or moisten the bedding. Keep the container warm (the warmer, the faster you will produce beetles and then worms) and soon your meal worms will begin the morphosis process to pupae and then beetles. Replenish the substrate as it is eaten and add veggies or fruit for moisture. Soon you will be harvesting your own meal worms!


  1,000 sm $ 22.99
  1,000 med $ 24.50
  1,000 lg $ 27.75
  2,000 sm $ 32.50
  2,000 med $ 33.75
  2,000 lg $ 36.99
  3,000 sm $ 38.50
  3,000 med $ 39.99
  3,000 lg $ 46.99
  5,000 sm $ 49.99
  5,000 med $ 52.00
  5,000 lg $ 62.00
 10,000 sm $ 72.00
 10,000 med $ 76.00
 10,000 lg $ 95.00

*Meal Worm prices include shipping!

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Need Giant Meal Worms? We Now Carry Giant Meal Worms.

Meal Worm/Superworm Bedding

We now sell the same bedding material used by us to grow our Superworms and Meal Worms. Measured by volume, not weight. See Supplies and Products.

We now carry dry roasted meal worms packed in jars. See Mealie Snax Roasted Meal Worms for more information.

Attract more birds to your backyard. Our meal worms make excellent Live Bird Food!

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