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Where to buy live mealworms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Narario1982, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Narario1982

    Narario1982 New Egg

    Dec 31, 2014
    I want to start raising mealworms for my chickens. I tried buying darkling beetles but unfortunately cannot get them shipped to Florida.
    Does anyone have a reputable online source for mealworms? I have been reading a lot of bad reviews of diseased mealworms or people receiving worms mixed with other worms.
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    My local commercially-raised insect supplier.


    Another I have purchased insects in bulk from. Very close to where I went to school.


    I have had meal worm health issues in the past. Cause of loss not known and can occur from any supplier. It may be a transportation issue.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Most of the big pet store chains have them in large quantities online.
    That would be places like Petco and PetSmart.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016

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