EXOTIC NUTRITION Live Mealworms Reptile Food, Medium, 250 count - Chewy.com

Exotic Nutrition Live Mealworms

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About This Item


  • Live worms are sure to stimulate your pal’s natural hunting instincts.
  • Great for animals who love insects, like chickens, hedgehogs, squirrels, and reptiles.
  • Full of nutritious goodies like protein, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and fat.
  • These live mealworms ship in a cloth bag instead of a plastic cup, allowing them to stay cooler during transit and ensuring more wiggling worms upon arrival.
  • Live mealworms deliver more nourishment than other canned or dried options.

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Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

Can these reproduce for farming?
Answer by ChewyApr 29, 2021
These meal worms can be bred and raised. You can start with as few as 150 live mealworms, but it is recommended starting off with at least 500.

How long can they be stored?
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2021
Upon arrival, transfer the worms from the bag to a breathable smooth-sided storage container and place in the refrigerator. Meal worms will last approximately 4 weeks refrigerated.

why did i receive babies?
Answer by ChewyOct 17, 2021
The duration of the life cycle will depend on the temperature the mealworms are stored. If all goes well, you should have mealworms to use as feeders within about 3 months. The mealworm will stay in the larvae stage for about 4-6 weeks. The duration of the pupa stage usually lasts around 1-3 weeks. Once the pupa turns into an adult beetle it will reproduce and lay eggs until the life cycle ends and the beetle dies. With this being stated, mealworms are constantly growing in size due to being in the larva stage. Colder temperatures will help to prolong the larva from turning into Pupa.

what do I feed them
Answer by ChewyAug 27, 2021
Add about ½ cup of fresh (raw) vegetables to your mealworm storage container for feeding. Cut raw potatoes and raw carrots into 1 inch x 3 inches pieces and spread throughout the container for the mealworms. The mealworms may pull the food under the bedding to eat it, which is completely normal. Some moisture is necessary for the mealworms to drink. While the raw vegetables contain some moisture, it is best to add more by using Thirsty Cricket (gel water source). To gut load, mix Mealworm Chow in with the Mealworm Keeper at a 1:9 ratio (1/3 cup of Chow per 3 cups Keeper).

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Xavier94 on Mar 19, 2023

this is horrible

I was suppose to receive 100 (GIANT) mealworms. When I received my package there wasn’t 100 worms and majority of the worms was dead. Really disappointed and thought I had got a deal but it was most definitely the opposite…

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Zeva on Feb 25, 2023

short one meal

I was pleased with the size although I expected larger worms. The true issue is that I was short I received 93 worms. I always inspect and count my shipments for accuracy and quality. Please do better. Thanks

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Godzilla on Jan 30, 2023

250 Meal Worms

The worms were in a bag with a piece of crumpled up newspaper. No form of legit sustenance in the bag. About 20% were dead or lethargic & dying. The rest were much smaller & thinner than the local pet shop's usual supply so, the bulk-buying value was negated for me.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on Feb 12, 2023

Would not buy again

They werent really giant mealworms, also didnt receive 100 of them And I much rather buy live ones in a store These ones didnt last a week And I didnt like how they dont come with food for them like you get in pet stores

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Virginia on Jan 2, 2023

Mostly dead

When the worms arrived most of them were dead and unfortunately for me I wasted money cause my bearded dragon will not eat them unless they are moving and alive. Im not one to complain because I hate being that person but this time I just have to say I won't be ordering again because of that. Unless I am sent a new thing with ones that are alive I won't be returning. Sorry

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kenny on Dec 28, 2022

The Guessing Jar

Just like guessing the number of M&Ms in the jar at school. I am willing to bet there were not 500 mealworms in my order. However the worms I got were plump and eagerly eaten by my chickens. The value proposition for this product is not good.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Robert on Feb 15, 2023

not the right amount as told

it says there is 100 worms in the bag.. when i opened my bag i only counted 27 i was very disappointed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Slcpunk on Mar 21, 2023

Love this!

Love this site got my order fast and will always order for my pets here

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Juls on Feb 5, 2023

Not worth the money

The cost vs chicken treats was a waste of money. Cat food for high protein a way better option,

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Angie on Dec 15, 2022

Great live food

The mealworms arrived timely and healthy. I really like the eco-friendly bag and recycled packaging inside. I will continue to purchase from this vendor.