Live Mealworms

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Mealworms for Sale Live and in Bulk from Fluker's Cricket Farm


Due to recent high demand, we are unable to offer large mealworms. We do have medium mealworms available.

Our live 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. Since then mealworms were introduced into the United States around the time of the Revolutionary War. As early as the 1800's, mealworms were already being raised as a food for pets, especially birds. Today Fluker Cricket Farm is a premiere supplier of the best mealworms available. Cheap online prices with shipping Monday - Thursday including our Live Delivery Guarantee. Buy Mealworms from Fluker Farms online today and get them shipped directly to your door!
Mealworms are shipped loose in either a box or mailing tube depending on quantity ordered. You will need to transfer them into a plastic container with enough bedding to cover the worms. Mealworm Care
  • Medium mealworms will range between 1/2" - 3/4".
  • Large mealworms will range between 3/4" - 1".
  • High in protein
  • Cheap prices online
  • Watch blue birds and other wildlife feeding on live healthy mealworms
Looking for something larger? Try 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 chickadees nuthatches, and titmice eat mealworms from the feeders at our house. Other birds that eat mealworms regularly include wrens, orioles, woodpeckers, and some warblers, like the Pine Warbler.
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 willnever 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. Our mealworms are shipped in regular boxes and therefore need to be transferred to a plastic container with small holes. Any kind of bran or meal should be added to the plastic container for bedding and food. They can be kept for weeks at 40 - 50 degrees F in the refrigerator. Lower temperatures can kill them. They will 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 or potato, which they will consume as a source of moisture. At the end of the day, remove any remaining carrot or potato, 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.


When will my order ship?
We ship orders Monday - Thursday Only. We do not ship any orders on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
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
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


Fluker Farms Life Cycle of a Mealworm Classroom Kit. (Mealworm Class Kit)

19 Reviews

  • 5
    Long life

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 27th 2018

    Was very happy with my purchase here. The biggest problem I've had with buying mealworms elsewhere is they die quickly. I was very happy that the vast majority of the mealworms not only stayed alive long enough to be used as food, but also very few turned to beetles. I go through the worms very slowly as I have one gecko that eats them, so I was definitely happy with the longevity.

  • 5
    meal worms 1 inch

    Posted by Josie Fonseca on Jan 25th 2018

    great packaging, worms came alive. exactly what I ordered. happy reptiles.

  • 5
    After 2 months Extremely satisfied !!

    Posted by Christopher K. on Nov 11th 2017

    In mid September 2017 I ordered 250 mealworms. It took only 2 days to arrive and not one dead, very happy with delivery time. At first I thought they were a bit small, however now 2 months later, after following directions on this web-site, they have grown into lively and healthy perfect sized mealworms. From now on I will only buy mealworms from Flukerfarms and I will NEVER buy them from any pet store again.

  • 5
    Order form

    Posted by eddie c hackett on Aug 13th 2017

    What did you do? No choices available. Only one choice in each box. Guess I can't buy what I want any more???

  • 5
    Live Mealworms

    Posted by Rene Jensen on Jun 22nd 2017

    I love the way you package. So easy to get them out of the boxes. And all were alive and still are! I'll purchase from Fluker's in the future

  • 3

    Posted by ruth brinckman on Jun 20th 2017

    Medium mealworms were on the small side

  • 5
    The worms came pretty quick and in good condition. There were a few dead ones and a few that had pupaeted .

    Posted by Gary on Jun 15th 2017

    The price was good and the service was first rate. I would buy from them again.

  • 2
    Live mealworms

    Posted by Karen Lee on Jun 15th 2017

    I was surprised these came packed the same as the live crickets and how small they were. I bought wheat bran and moved them into a new container but most of them died. I am feeding a bearded dragon and should have ordered super worms as these are to small for her. Thank you.

  • 5
    Live Mealworms

    Posted by Vickie Campos on Jun 12th 2017

    I always order from you. My mealworms arrive on time and alive.