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Silkworms (12 Count - Large)

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About This Product

  • 12+ 1 to 1.5 inch silkworms in an 8 oz. deli with enough food to grow them to 2.5 inches
  • Low fat
  • High Protein - 5x more than superworms or mealworms, 3x more than crickets
  • High in trace elements and B vitamins
  • Easy to digest
  • Easy to care for, long lived

Silkworms are larva of the moth Bombyx mori. Used for centuries to produce silk, these caterpillars are surprisingly nutritious, as they are low in fat, relatively high in calcium, contain a significant amount of protein, and are very high in trace elements and B vitamins. Their soft outer covering means they are also easily digestible, and their movement speed and motion makes them appealing targets for any insectivorous reptiles or amphibians.

Silkworms are great feeders for bearded dragons, leopard geckos, water dragons, chameleons, Pac-Man frogs, and many other insectivorous reptiles and amphibians.

How to Store: Silkworms are also easy to care for and long lived if kept appropriately. At room temperature, they will grow approximately 1/4" a week. At higher temps (we keep them at 80°F), they can grow up to 1/2" a week. We provide enough food in their 8 oz. deli containers to grow the silkworms to approximately 2.5" in length. Make sure the food does not dry out, or else the silkworms will not be able to consume it. A small spray of water can help keep humidity up, but do not allow silkworms to come in contact with standing water. Silkworms eat mulberry leaves or a prepared diet that is mulberry based. Periodically remove silkworm waste as it builds up in the container. Their waste looks like small, dark balls.

How to Feed: Silkworms can be tong or bowl fed, or allowed to wander in the habitat for a short time before they are eaten. These larva are rather clumsy, making bowl feeding very effective.


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: AK, HI.

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