Silkworm Handy Packs

Product Code: SKW-HPK
 
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Price: $6.95
(Ex GST: $6.32)

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LIVE INSECT ORDERS

Please note that all of our live insects can only be purchased in lots/quantities of 250 via our website - e.g. 250, 500, 750 and so on.

If you require a custom amount of any of our live insects, please contact us by phone on (07) 5533 8375 or by email at sales@livefoods.com.au to process your order any further.

LIVE REPTILE ORDERS

Whilst we do freight reptile livestock around Australia (excluding Tasmania), it is subject to relative import/export wildlife permits for each state/territory. We will also need to confirm that the purchaser carries the appropriate license for the specie(s) they are attempting to purchase.

In saying that, once your order has been placed, you will receive a phone call from the Livefoods Unlimited staff in order to process your enquiry any further.

Note: Shipping costs will not be calculated, and no reptile livestock orders will be dispatched until after we have made contact.


If you have any further questions or are unsure about any of the above, please contact us prior to placing an order for live insects and/or live reptiles.

Handy packs of silkworms available in a variety of sizes. Packs come with enough food for 1-2 days after arrival so if you plan on keeping your silkworms for longer than this you will require some silkworm food to feed them on and keep them healthy and at their nutritious best.

Used for centuries in the production of silk in China, it has been only fairly recently that these insects have become readily available as a regular feeder insect for captive animals. This process has been accelerated by the development of a specific artificial diet used solely for raising silkworms. Whereas before the only way to maintain these insects was the monotonous and painstaking daily collection of fresh mulberry leaf, now it is as simple as mixing some mulberry powder with water, cooking it in a microwave for a short period and storing that in the fridge for days or even weeks providing a convenient and complete diet to raise these caterpillars. 

The benefits for animals being fed silkworms are massive. They are generally regarded as probably the single most nutritious of all the commonly available insect food items as they are relatively low in fat, high in protein, have a good calcium:phosphorus ratio, are a good source of essential vitamins, especially A and B complex and to top it all off they are very palatable to most animals and easy to digest. Livefood's silkworms are sold in three convenient sizes to suit your needs, small, medium and large, size ranges of each are shown under the guide photo on each of their respective product pages, plus we offer a range of sizes of packets of silkworm food in case you would like to grow your silkworms on to a larger size. They are easy to house and handle as they don't require any special heating, humidity, lighting, etc. and as they aren't escape artists or prone to hiding away the cage set up is very simple and straightforward to maintain. just keep their boxes clean and keep the food coming and they will be happy!

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