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Mealworms 1kg (Tenebrio molitor)

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Mehlwürmer 1kg
  • High quality feeder insects
  • Free of added hormones or antibiotics
  • Dispatched on a Thursday a week after ordering
  • Live arrival guarantee

Frozen Feeders: for more information, please refer to feeder care sheet.

Live Insects and Worms: for more information, please refer to insect and worms care sheet.

For additional information and care sheet - How do I take care of my feeder insects and worms?

Mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor) are the larvae of mealworm beetles. They have four stages of life: egg, larvae, pupa and adult beetle. Mealworms eat and grow until they have stored enough energy to transform into a pupa and then into a beetle.

Ratking.ch Premium Quality Mealworms can be added to the diet of many animals to help provide variety in a balanced and naturally nutritious diet. As active movers, live mealworms are also perfect for animals who are stimulated by the movement of live food in order to eat. They are a clean and easily handled food.

Mealworms are high in protein and fat so are good for treats and building up young, sick, injured or gravid animals. Like any treat, mealworms should not be regarded as a stable food and always offered as part of a varied and well-balanced diet.

Mealworms contain: 

  • 59% Moisture
  • 10% Protein
  • 13% Fat
  • 330mg/kg Calcium
  • 1650mg/kg Phosphorus

Mealworms are suitable for the following pets:

  • Lizards
  • Frogs & Turtles
  • Predatory Fish
  • Insect eating birds
  • Chickens
  • Rats & Mice
  • Spiders
  • Wildlife

Some delicate pet species can find mealworms hard to digest, due their hard exoskeleton.

Both the larva and the beetles are edible.

Feeder variety and the importance of gut loading.

Did you know that some people just feed feeder crickets? Crickets are a great low-cost feeder, but variety is extremely important.

Think of it this way. If you ate nothing but oranges. Oranges are low cost and great tasting. But you would end up getting overloaded on the amount of Vitamin C and sugar. Also, other nutrients would be missing.

Variety can be problematic because most feeder providers have a narrow menu. Buying your bugs from multiple sources can be a pain. Especially paying shipping multiple times or paying the higher cost of local sellers.

We provide a variety of high-quality feeders that are perfect for any insectivore ratking.ch is perfect to supply you with all your feeder insect needs.

There is no better way to provide your animals with quality live feeders than the selection of nutritious insects and worms from ratking.ch. Our live feeder insects are fed a diet that ensures they meet the requirements of your animals, and all live feeders are bred in carefully controlled facilities to provide optimum growth and development without exposure to harmful diseases and contaminants.

Order from a generous selection of sizes and in convenient quantities to provide sufficient fresh live feeder stock for your animals.

If you have questions about the most appropriate live reptile food, the required sizes, or quantities, or how to care for the food shipped to you, our customer service professionals are here for you!

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