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Black Soldier Fly Larvae (50 Count - Extra Small)

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4.8 out of 5 stars


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About This Product

Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae are a great feeder for a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates. High in calcium, black soldier fly larvae are also known in the trade as Phoenix Worms, ReptiWorms, and CalciWorms. Each container of extra small black soldier fly larvae (50 count) will contain at least 50 soldier fly larvae ready to feed out as soon as they arrive. Extra small black soldier fly larvae measure approximately 1/8 inch, and make perfect feeders for animals that like small food, such as dart frogs.

How to Feed:

Feed soldier fly larvae with tongs or in a dish. Be careful not to allow soldier fly larvae to escape the dish—the larvae will burrow and pupate. After they pupate, the larvae emerge as adult black soldier flies, which resemble small wasps. Even though they look intimidating, black soldier flies are harmless.

Once the worms begin to pupate (if they're not eaten), they'll turn black. At this stage, the larvae contain a LOT of calcium, and should be quickly fed to your pets.

How to Store:

Soldier fly larvae can be kept at room temperature, but keeping them at 55-65°F will keep them in the larval stage much longer. Remember, black soldier fly larvae can still be fed out after they pupate. Adult flies can also be fed out—chameleons in particular seem to love these!

Looking to read more about black soldier flies? Check out our blog: Black Solider Fly Larvae - the MREs of the Feeder Insect World


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 0 and 85 °F.

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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5.0 out of 5 stars


Quality service everytime thanks again joshs frogs


4.0 out of 5 stars

great product; just not for my bearded dragons

All the larvae were there, and there were more than the 50 I ordered. It's a bit hard to find the tiny things in the soil, though. My bearded dragons just didn't love them as much as other insects I feed them. It's not on their top 5 list.


4.0 out of 5 stars

Some lizards liked it

Shipped very fast but my only lizards that loved it were my leopard geckos. My other lizards would eat it if that’s all that was offered to them. I also freaked out when they turned into flying bugs because I didn’t use them fast enough


5.0 out of 5 stars

Tasty, I assume.

My frogs tore these up, It looked like many more than 50 so that's nice. I was thinking a few might escape to grow, but now I'm wishing I bought more.


5.0 out of 5 stars

not disappointed

Bought these for some newts I found. They're not the most active hunters so these did the trick since they mostly just wriggle around.

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