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Mealworm Breeder Kit

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MSRP $39.99
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Ready to start breeding your own Mealworms? Everything necessary to get you started with raising your own mealworms!

Here is the perfect kit to begin the breeding process.  This Breeder Box is a durable, storage and breeding container ideal for housing up to 10,000 live mealworms. Just add your mealworms (500 medium live mealworms come with this kit)! Your kit will include breeding container, gut-loading food, mealworm keeper bedding, and starter 500 pack of live mealworms. Instructions on raising mealworms, but we also recommend checking out YouTube videos for extra help.


Lee's HerpHaven Small Breeder Box

Mealworm Keeper Bedding 1 lb.

Mealworm Chow Food 1 lb.

500 live mealworms (medium)

*LIVE MEALWORM GUARANTEE: Mealworms are insured if (1) Next Day service is selected, (2) at least one ice pack is included, and (3) the package is received upon delivery. You can use the comment box at checkout to leave special instructions, like "hold for pickup". Read more in Terms & Conditions

View our full Shipping Policy for estimated delivery times. Shipping times are calculated by business days, and the day the package leaves our facilities is not counted in the delivery time.

Notice: mealworms are not individually counted for each order, based on weight not count. Contact us for more details.


  • You can start with as few as 150 live mealworms, but we recommend starting off with at least 500 (included in this kit). The more mealworms you start with, the better. Visit our Live Mealworm Department to buy extra mealworms, to get your colony growing faster.
  • Too little moisture slows growth and reduces size of your mealworms. Moisture is best provided with Thirsty Cricket (calcium-fortified gel water source). Add Thirsty Cricket to a low bowl (<½" tall), a jar lid works well. Thirsty Cricket will ensure your mealworms are getting the moisture they need, along with passing calcium on to your pets feeding on the mealworms.
  • Additional storage containers as well as replacement Mealworm Keeper and Mealworm Chow may be needed while maintaining your colony and can be purchased separately
  • Read our Instructions on raising mealworms

Care Instructions for Feeder Worms: Remove mealworms from the mesh bag and transfer to a storage container (well ventilated, smooth sided tub). Discard newspaper from shipment. Let the worms settle at room temperature, then feed Mealworm Keeper and a small piece of raw vegetable (carrot or potato). Feed for 24 hours discard uneaten food, then place container in the refrigerator. Mealworms can be stored for 4-8 weeks refrigerated. Wondering how these worms are shipped or what you'll need? Read our article on What To Expect When Ordering Live Mealworms Online. If breeding, see our Mealworm Breeder Kit or Instructions on Raising Mealworms.

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by on July 15, 2019

Prices are very comparable, but you get a better understanding of what you need to raise your own mealworms so I will definitely be buying from your site in the near future. Thank you for everything 😀😀 -James F.

by on June 28, 2019

I love my farm. Not only did it get here a day earlier than they said but I only had about 10 or so dead. Keep in mind where I live it's 110 degrees so 10 is great in my book! Everything was easy to set up and ive already got pupae and it's not even been a week yet..very happy with how fat and healthy all the meal worms are and how fast the life cycle is going..can't wait to get my second box! -Alexis B.

by on May 19, 2019

On Monday evening I thought to myself, Why not order some live mealworms online for our long anticipated new hedgehog? On Tuesday night I placed my order with Exotic Nutrition (the Breeder Box starter kit + 500 small mealworms). On Friday afternoon I was opening up my box and sifting Mealworm Food into Mealworm Keeper and adding the mealworms (only about 10 of which had died in transit) as well as carrot pieces. And finally, last night I fed my new hoglet his first mealworm! It's incredibly easy to get started with the instructions that came with the kit and the links to helpful YouTube videos on this page. Now I've placed a second order for two more boxes to put my future pupae and beetles in. (I could easily punch some ventilation holes into cheap, flat lidded bins, but I love the design of these sturdy breeding boxes and the fact that they stack, so to me the $$ is worth it.) - Melissa F.

by on March 14, 2019

Weiver maerd! -Che' D.

by on November 25, 2018

I am about to purchase at least 2 more! Loved everything and my fur and quill babies have too! -Angelina B.

by on October 14, 2018

Comes with everything you need to start breeding. The mealworm keeper came in a different bag than shown in the image. The mealworm chow is a hit and makes for come large mealies. Overall I'm happy with the purchase. -Jessica M.

by on October 4, 2018

The lid to the breeder box was cracked [didn't contact the seller] -Julia B.

by on August 15, 2018

I love the product I will buy again! -Lesa D.

by on July 27, 2018

I liked the quality of the storage container. The concern I have is that I do not believe that I received 500 MD mealworms. The worms arrived in a muslin bag (lightweight cloth) bag with newspaper. There were only a few dead ones, and I didn’t actually count them, but there is no way that 500 were in that bag. When I emailed, they told me to count the mealworms or weigh them. I couldn’t do either of those things because I had already put them in their habitat. -Jolinn B.

by on July 11, 2018

It was a lot less than 500 mealworms . And a lot were dead on arrival. But the kids enjoy it and the tank is good quality. -Tyler

by on July 3, 2018

Love it -James C S.

by on July 2, 2018

-Fred T.

by on June 27, 2018

I love it -James C S.

by on June 11, 2018

I've had the breeder kit for almost 3 weeks now and I already have 2 beetles and over 70 Pupae. So excited that the life cycle is happening quickly. Can't wait until I can start feeding the 2nd generation to my Suggies (Yoda and Chewie). -Melinda D.

by on March 6, 2018

by on March 6, 2018

Love it

by on March 3, 2018

Good to raise meal worms. -Jimmy H.

by on February 4, 2018

I ordered the breeder kit. It came with everything I need. Can't complain.

by on July 23, 2017

works for what i need

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