Fluker's Cricket Farm

Live Mealworms
Live Mealworms

Live Mealworms

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Mealworms for Sale Live and in Bulk from Fluker's Cricket Farm, Cheap Prices Online, Feed Blue Birds

Our Mealworms at Fluker Farms are the highest quality that your pets will ever have the pleasure of tasting! It's bird watching season and cardinals, blue birds, and many others love feeding on live mealworms. Yellow mealworms, Tenebrio molitor, are believed to have originated in the mountainous regions of Iran and Northern India and migrated into Europe during biblical times. Mealworms were introduced into the United States around the time of the Revolutionary War. In the early 1800's, mealworms were already being raised as a food for pets, especially birds. Fluker Cricket Farm is a premiere supplier of the best mealworms available with cheap online prices and offer our Live Delivery Guarantee. Buy Mealworms from Fluker Farms online today and get shipping directly to your door!
  • Medium mealworms will range between 1/2" - 3/4".
  • Large mealworms will range between 3/4" - 1".
  • High in protein
Looking for something larger? Try our Giant Mealworms for our Super Worms.
 
Check out this video for more information on our mealworms:
 
 
Q.  What birds eat mealworms?
A.  Some people think that if you don't have bluebirds, there's no reason to feed mealworms.  But even if you don't have the right habitat for bluebirds, many other birds will enjoy them, including some of our most beloved feeder birds.
We've had chickadeesnuthatches, and titmice eat mealworms from the feeders at our house. Other birds that eat mealworms regularly include wrensoriolesrobinswoodpeckers, and some warblers, like the Pine Warblerpictured right.
 
Q.  How do I serve mealworms to the birds?  
A.  Put mealworms in a feeder visible and accessible to the birds.  For birds that are not routinely at your feeder (orioles, bluebirds, robins), put the feeder near where you have seen them feeding or perching.  Common feeder birds will eat mealworms right at their regular feeding station.  
Because mealworms can crawl, it is best to place them in a feeder where they cannot crawl out:  a cup-type feeder with smooth sides that are more than 1" high.  A tray or platform feeder can also be used, but make sure it has sides so the mealworms don't crawl out. 
 
Q.  Do roasted or dried mealworms work as well as live mealworms?
A.  Frankly, no.  I won't say that birds will never eat dead, dried-out mealworms, but I can say that fresh, live mealworms will ALWAYS be preferred over dried or roasted or canned mealworms.
 
Q.  What fun behavior can I look for if I feed mealworms to the birds?
A.  Look for parent birds taking a mouthful of mealworms back to the nest or nest box to feed to their nestlings.  After the young leave the nest, watch for parent birds feeding mealworms to their fledglings, as they cry and wing quiver in a tree.  Watch juvenile birds approach a mealworm feeder on their own, helping themselves to the food for the first few times in their life!
Bluebirds will become accustomed to you feeding mealworms and will wait nearby as you fill the feeder, and swoop in as soon as you've left.
 
Q.  How do you keep mealworms?
A.  We sell mealworms in a plastic container with holes in the cover and filled with wheat bran which they eat.  They can be kept for weeks at 40 - 50 degrees F in the refrigerator.  Lower temperatures can kill them.  They be slow moving when they are in the fridge.
About every two weeks or so, pull the container out of the fridge, add a few small chunks of carrot, which they will consume as a source of moisture.  At the end of the day, remove any remaining carrot, replace the cover, and put them back in the fridge.
When buying mealworms, make it your last stop on the way home.  Leaving mealworms in a warm or hot car for hours can kill them.  

You can get a lot of enjoyment from watching birds eat mealworms, and the mealworms are quite a treat for the birds!
  • Advise - please provide a valid physical address for shipping via FedEx. FedEx will not deliver to a P.O. Box. Orders shipping to a P.O. Box will need to be shipped USPS. 
Live Delivery Guarantee Spring/Summer/Fall
 
We Guarantee Live Delivery of your insect order. Should you experience a problem we will issue a credit at our discretion the value of the lost insects. We do not credit, refund or guarantee the cost of shipping. The cost of shipping is final and non-refundable. We offer a great variety of shipping options. These option vary greatly in service level and price. Please pick the option best suited for your area and needs. You have 2 business days from receipt of your order to report a loss. Please report all claims promptly. Claims made after the 2 business day notification window will not be honored. To request a credit please call our sales team at 1 800 735-8537 or use our Credit Request Form.
Live Delivery Guarantee Winter
Fluker Farms guarantees live delivery when temperatures are as low as 16 degrees at the destination and/or regional sort facilities. While most insect growers simply refuse to ship at temperatures below this threshold, Fluker Farms recognizes how much you rely on live insect for your pet’s nourishment and feel you should have a choice in the matter. Therefore, we provide the following options when the weather drops to 0-15 degrees (we will not ship to any areas below 0 degrees).

 1) Ship Without Guarantee (SWG)-You can choose to have your insects shipped when the night time temperatures are between 0-15 degrees by selecting the SWG option, however, we cannot guarantee live delivery and NO REFUND will be given for insects that do not arrive alive.

 2) Hold For Weather (HFW)-If you choose the HFW option, your order may be held up to 7 days while we wait on improved shipping conditions. If after 7 days the weather doesn’t improve enough for your order to be shipped, it will be cancelled and any charges refunded.

For your convenience we offer a variety of shipping methods. Please choose the method that is best suited for the conditions in your area. Keep in mind that although Fluker Farms will replace any crickets that do not arrive alive (subject to the extreme weather policy outlined above), Fluker Farms DOES NOT guarantee any shipping charges. All shipping charges are final and non refundable. Please inspect your packages upon delivery and contact us immediately with any problems. All live insect claims must be made within 2 business days of delivery. To request a claim, please fill out our credit request form. All claims will be processed within 2 business days.

Go to Shipping Advisory to see if there are any advisories for your area. States listed in red currently have night-time temperatures of 15 degrees (F) or below: If you have any questions or concerns related to your state or our shipping policy please feel free to contact us or call (800) 735-8537.

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

When will my order ship?
Orders placed before 3 pm CT will be shipped the same day provided the selected Shipping Service Level is available
that day. If not the order will be shipped on the following Monday. Weeks with holidays may vary. See chart below:
Shipping Service Level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
FedEx Overnight
Priority/Standard
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx 2nd Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Ground Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Home-Deilvery Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Express Saver
3 Day
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
USPS First Class
Est. Delivery: 2-7 days
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
USPS Priority Mail
Est. Delivery: 2-3 days
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
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