Live Mealworms: Best Mealworms for Sale for Pets and Animals

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Mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor) are a great source of protein and nutritional value for your pets, including fish, chickens, birds, and reptiles! They’re actually the larval stage of the Darkling Beetle and are fun to raise or use in science projects.

And if you’re into fishing, mealworms are a universal bait making them great for not only fishing during the summers but even through the winters, including icy conditions. Fish are highly attracted to them, and so are birds! This makes them ideal to place in feeders to attract wild birds as well.

Regardless of your reason to buy live mealworms, you won’t be disappointed by our service. We offer guaranteed live delivery and free reshipment in case of any delivery issues. All orders also come with very clear instructions. So, order some live mealworms from Planet Natural today!


  • Universal fishing bait
  • Ideal to feed pet fish, chickens, birds, and reptiles
  • Attract wild birds by placing in bird feeders
  • Great source of nutrition for pregnant pets
  • Fun to raise and great for use in science projects

Why Order from Planet Natural

Here at Planet Natural, our customers are our first priority! So whether it’s answering your questions, or assisting you in post-sales service, we are here for you every step of the way!

You’re always GUARANTEED LIVE DELIVERY. And we understand there are risks that worms might arrive dead and for that, we stand behind our live delivery guarantee and will have a free reshipment mailed to you in such as situation.

Shipping Information

Our prices include all shipping costs! Orders will ship 2 to 3 days after your order has been received. If you have any specific shipping needs or requests, please email and we will be happy to accommodate you.

For timely, live delivery, please receive your order when it arrives as we will not be responsible for ‘live shipments’ left unattended at your doorstep. Kindly make arrangements with your neighbor or get it delivered to a work address if you will not be at home during the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can mealworms last?

These live mealworms can last up to nine months depending on moisture, feed, and temperature conditions.

How do I store mealworms at home after delivery?

After receiving your order, place them in a plastic container; a container about the size of a shoebox is good for approximately 500 mealworms. Apply bedding material (e.g. oatmeal, wheat bran, etc.) to your container before placing them in the container.

They’ll also need hydration, but don’t apply water as it can cause molding. Instead, drop in slices of potatoes, oranges, apples, or any other juicy fruit or vegetable to ensure their survival.

Unless you’re trying to breed mealworms, they should be stored in the warmest part of the refrigerator, which is usually the door. This will cause them to go dormant, which will inhibit their metamorphosis into a pupa. Clear instructions are provided with every order.

How do I feed live mealworms to pets?

Even though you’ll place food for them to feed on, refrigerated mealworms will naturally lose some nutritional value if kept mostly dormant for multiple weeks. In this situation, ‘gut load’ them before feeding them to your pets. This involves feeding your worms nutritional food before offering them to your pets.

You can offer your pets mealworms the day you gut load them or the day after. Remove the mealworms from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature first.

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