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Josh's Frogs RICE Flour Beetle Culture (16 oz.)

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About This Product

The confused Rice Flour Beetle (Tribolium confusum) is an easy-to-culture, convenient food source for poison dart frogs, bumble bee toads, fish, and other small animals that enjoy smaller food items.

These Rice Flour Beetles cultures consist of around 100 breeding adults and a good amount of flour media. They take some time to start producing, which is why we age ours at least a full month before shipping. However, when rice flour beetles do breed, they are very easy to maintain and can go months without any upkeep, making them an ideal 'special treat' or 'backup feeder' if you run out of other insects.

Adult rice flour beetles are capable of emitting an unpleasant-tasting chemical when they feel threatened, making them unpalatable to many animals. Their larvae, however, are very nutritious and delicious, and most poison dart frogs, bumble bee toads, fish, and other small animals will eat rice flour beetle larvae with relish. Rice flour beetle larvae are harvested from the media with a Rice Flour Beetle sifter.

For more information about Rice Flour Beetles' culture, care, life cycle, and how to feed them to your pet, please visit our Rice Flour Beetle Care Sheet.

If you are wanting to culture Rice Flour Beetles at home, please consider Josh's Frogs Rice Flour Beetle Culture Kit.


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

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Love them and easy

They are so easy to culture and good alternative for the frogs


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Fantastic small feeder!

If you’re the kind of keeper that like to keep as many possible feeders on hand at all times, you definitely need to get you some of these! I got one colony about 2 years ago and haven’t done anything with them besides pull 2-3 beetles about once a week and the colony is still kicking, apparently healthy as ever. I haven’t changed the flower or anything at all. An absolute unit of a feeder!


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fast shipping and alive

easy to maintain and the froglets love them!


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Great, hassle-free feeder insect

The rice flour beetles are perfect. Low maintenance and my green anole loves eating the larvae. I also tried feeding him one of the beetles, but judging by his reaction they must taste truly horrible. Better to stick with the larvae.

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