- Live Insects
- Frozen Foods
- Artificial Plants
- Reptile Livestock
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.
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.
Bulk orders of medium live giant mealworms purchased in lots of 250.
The common mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) has been cultured for decades as a food item but can be quite finicky about its requirements and the colonies are prone to infestation to a host of other invertebrate pests such as mealmoths and mites. Consequently, Livefoods Unlimited made the decision to concentrate on culturing and selling the giant mealworm (Zophobas morio), which are more resilient and easier to maintain plus their larger size means the ratio of indigestible chiton in the outer skeleton to body mass is a lot lower making them easier for reptiles and amphibians to digest. Remember though, never store giant mealworms in the fridge as they cannot tolerate such low temperatures as the common mealworms. The giants mealworms also tend to be a little more omnivorous than the common mealworm, which should improve their nutritional value. The key to feeding any type of mealworms is moderation. They can be fed regularly but only in small quantities at each feeding session, e.g. 2-3 apporpriately-sized mealworms per feed. Any more than this and the excess chitin can lead to regurgitation.
Don’t confuse the giant mealworms with a product called “Superworms”. The giants are a totally different species to the common mealworm and "Superworms" are a chemically manipulated form of the common mealworm. They are raised on a diet that includes a development inhibitor which stops them pupating but they keep growing thus attaining a much larger size than the standard mealworm. Personally, I would be very reluctant to feed any chemically modified food item to my animals.
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