• Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) Per tub (breeding colony)

Common Name: Mealworms
Scientific Name: (Tenebrio molitor) 

Size: Various - Per tub (breeding colony)
Status: Captive Bred


How I keep mine

I keep my mealworms in a deep plastic box with about 10cm of bran on the base. I do not put a lid on as the container needs to stay dry. I place a piece of fruit in the box once or twice a week and replace the bran as necessary. The mealworms constantly breed under these conditions and I occasionally start up a new colony in a second box. I mainly breed mealworms for the birds in my garden but of course they also make a protein packed meal for many bugs, spiders, scorpions, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals.

Mealworms are great for showing children the life cycle of bugs, within a colony you can see the various sized larvae, pupae and the adult beetle. Each stage looks quite different and demonstrates complete metamorphosis in the insect world (I can usually send the various stages in a tub of mealworms but please ask me in advance so that I can check availability)


Write a review

Please login or register to review

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) Per tub (breeding colony)

  • Product Code: 150
  • Availability: 3
  • £3.99


Bestsellers

Cockroaches / Livefood (species & sizes will vary) per tub

Cockroaches / Livefood (species & sizes will vary) per tub

Cockroaches (species & sizes will vary) I sometimes only have one species of cockroach av..

£3.99

Crickets per tub / Mixed sizes (various species)

Crickets per tub / Mixed sizes (various species)

Common Name: Food Crickets / Various species Size: Tub of mixed sizes Status: Captive Bred ..

£2.99

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) Per tub (breeding colony)

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) Per tub (breeding colony)

Common Name: Mealworms Scientific Name: (Tenebrio molitor)  Size: Various - Per tub (bre..

£3.99

Selection of Specials

Special Offer
Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Sun Tiger Tarantula

Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Sun Tiger Tarantula

Common Name:Venezuelan Sun Tiger Tarantula Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus irminia Status: Ca..

£35.00

Special Offer
Seville Giant Miniskirt Isopod (Porcellio sevilla) x 3 (various sizes)

Seville Giant Miniskirt Isopod (Porcellio sevilla) x 3 (various sizes)

Common Name: Seville Giant Miniskirt Isopod Scientific Name : Porcellio sevilla Size : Var..

£7.99

Special Offer
1640 Brazil - The First Tarantula Spider (2 x DVD package)

1640 Brazil - The First Tarantula Spider (2 x DVD package)

Written and directed by the veteran tarantula researcher/collector/traveller Andrew Smith.Length 105..

£4.99

Special Offer
Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina species) Family (Mum, Dad & 2 Babies)

Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina species) Family (Mum, Dad & 2 Babies)

Common Name: Hissing Cockroach Scientific Name: Gromphadorhina species Size: Family Group c..

£7.99

Special Offer
Green Banana Cockroach (Panchlora nivea) Per Tub

Green Banana Cockroach (Panchlora nivea) Per Tub

Common Name : Green Banana CockroachScientific Name : Panchlora niveaSize : Various - per tubStatus ..

£6.00

Special Offer
Phormictopus cancerides - Haitian Brown Birdeating Tarantula

Phormictopus cancerides - Haitian Brown Birdeating Tarantula

Common Name:Haitian Brown Bird-eating Tarantula Scientific Name: Phormictopus cancerides St..

£35.00