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Josh's Frogs BEAN Beetle Culture (16 oz)

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$6.99 $9.99

4.9 out of 5 stars


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About This Product

LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED if your temps fall within our LAG (read here). Please check your temps before ordering!

Keep Bean Beetle Cultures in temperatures between 75°F and 85°F. Keep at a humidity level around 50%. 

Bean beetles feed on black eye peas, that are high in protein, fiber, iron, calcium and even contain some vitamin A. They make great snacks for dart frogs and other herps that appreciate smaller prey. Each culture will produce hundreds of beetles over several weeks.

How do I collect bean beetles from the culture? Bean beetles like to climb. Insert a piece of paper towel, coffee filter, or cardboard tube in the culture. Once it is covered with beetles, remove it and shake the beetles off into a feeding cup.

Why are there no beetles visible in the culture? We ship the cultures after the first generation of adult beetles have died off and eggs have been laid on the beans. New beetles will hatch out within 2 weeks, if not sooner.

How long will the bean beetle culture last? Each bean beetle culture will produce beetles for several weeks after you receive it.

Where can I have bean beetles shipped to?

Bean beetles are considered a crop pest in the United States, and are regulated by the USDA. Josh's Frogs has the proper permits in place to ship bean beetles to most states. We cannot ship bean beetles to Utah and Hawaii. 

For more information about Callosobruchus maculatus, please read our blog on Bean Beetle Care and Culture.


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, UT.

Live Arrival Guarantee

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

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Booming culture

Came with 5 adults, but about a month later - my house is a bit cold - beetles boomed. Too bad my azureus frogs don't seem to like these much (too big, I think). Regardless, culture was healthy and came with many adzuki beans covered in eggs.

Gecko Guy

5.0 out of 5 stars

A quickly multiplying food source.

Within a few days of receiving this culture, it was absolutely booming with beetles. Making new cultures is very easy with no mess involved whatsoever.


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Bean Beetle review

I ordered a cup of bean beetles and all arrived healthy and alive. Good job


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Bean Beetle

Always buy your beanies from here. They produced hundreds of beetles that my dart frogs loved.


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these are absolutely amazing

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