Cheapest bulk live mealworms

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  1. Seatrout00

    Seatrout00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to start a mealworm colony again - I have raised them for reptiles for years, now will do so for chickens. Just curious about pricing - I haven't purchased them in years and wonder who has the best prices. I am probably going to purchase 5,000 to 10,000 or so. Will have four to five hens in my flock and this will be the start up population that I will breed and feed.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd google it.
    The big pet sites have bulk worms but unless I searched it, I wouldn't know who has the cheapest.
     
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  3. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are 3 places i know about. shipping prices not included. I would go for eBay, its cheaper and there are lots of seller with good reviews.
    rainbowmealworms.net 5,000 for $20 - 10,000 for $37
    flukerfarms.com 5,000 $42.50
    exoticnutrition.com 5,000 $46.95 - 10,000 $79.95
    forthebirdsmealworms.mysimplestore.com 5,000 $23.75 - 10,000 $42.50
     
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  4. Seatrout00

    Seatrout00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - will look into these places. That does seem rather high but then again, its been a while since I purchased mealies.
     
  5. Seatrout00

    Seatrout00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would seem that Rainbow Mealworms are even better priced than those listed here - seems like a good source, unless their shipping is insane.
     
  6. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops. On rainbow farms i put the price for giant meal worms and not normal meal worms! Yes they are the cheapest though, for priority 3 day shipping it should be $10-15
     

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