Question for those of you who have ordered mealworms by mail

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by erinlee, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. erinlee

    erinlee In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2010
    Baldwin MI
    Hi everyone-

    I sincerely must be crazy addicted to my little chicks already as I ordered mealworms and have all the supplies setup and ready to start raising these ugly little worms for them LOL.

    I ordered mealworms from ebay and the auction stated they would be shipped overnight....well they were not. Over half arrived dead. In addition, they were not shipped in any sort of meal....just worms in a plastic container. Are mealworms normally shipped in their meal/food source? Everytime I buy a small container of them at the store, they come in their bedding/food substrate.

    Obviously I already have a complaint with this guy because he did not ship them overnight; but I just want to find out if they should have been shipped with some substrate as well or are they normally shipped "dry"?

  2. jdesorda

    jdesorda Hatching

    Jun 8, 2010
    South Hero, VT
    I ordered mealworms from the Petco web site recently and they were automatically sent overnight, although in a wire container without any bedding. Most or all were in good shape upon arrival. Definitely the way to go ($16/1000, no shipping charges).
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Ive ordered a lot from these people:

    I feed my bluebirds thru the winter, have always gotten good service and value here.

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