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Mealworm Keeper 1 lb.

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Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Keeper is a bedding and food source for mealworms and other live insects. Providing your insects with a high-quality food source will ensure they are getting the nutrition necessary to stay alive and healthy. To gut load, mix a high-protein food source like Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Chow with your Mealworm Keeper before feeding. 

  • Bedding and food source for mealworm and other live insects
  • Ensure insects are getting the nutrition necessary to stay alive and healthy
  • Combine with Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Chow for optimal nutrition
  • Net Weight: 1 pound / 16 ounces

Feeding Instructions: Keep live mealworms in a well-ventilated container. Evenly distribute Mealworm Keeper in the container using approximately 1 cup for every 250 live mealworms to serve as a primary source of food and bedding. Along with Mealworm Keeper, offer raw potatoes or raw carrots to add moisture to the diet. Exotic Nutrition’s Thirsty Cricket is an alternative drown-free water source.

Storing live mealworms in a refrigerator at 45-50 degrees fahrenheit will cause them to go into a dormancy for up to 10 weeks. Remove mealworms from the refrigerator once per week to wake them from their dormant state to eat. Allow mealworms to feed for 24 hours at room temperature, then remove any uneaten raw food and replace bedding before placing them back into the refrigerator for longer storage.

Feeder insects may lose some nutritional value after staying dormant for multiple weeks. It is recommended that you gut load insects 1-2 days prior to feeding so they provide maximum nutrition. Gut loading is the process of feeding insects a diet high in vital nutrients prior to feeding those insects to other animals. To gut load, mix a high-protein food source like Exotic Nutrition's Mealworm Chow with your Mealworm Keeper before feeding. Additionally, you can sprinkle a multivitamin or calcium supplement on insects before feeding to help prevent calcium deficiencies.

Contains: wheat bran

Guaranteed Analysis: crude protein 14.5% (min), crude fat 3.0% (min), crude fiber 12.0% (min).

If breeding, see our Mealworm Breeder Kit or Instructions on Raising Mealworms.

  • UPC810012541732

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by Anonymous on May 9, 2020

Keeps my mealworms happy! No smell or mess! Easy for me.. -Susan B. K.


by Anonymous on March 4, 2020

Excellent product for meal worms! I've been a customer for many years, and highly recommend their live mealworms as well. 5 *****'s! -Angela K.


by Peaceofnature on February 29, 2020

After keeping mealworms for many years, I have changed the way that I keep them in a refrigerator with this product. Easy to use and I think that I will give my bluebirds healthier treats. -Barbara C.


by Anonymous on December 15, 2019

Love the product. -Wendi F.


by Tenderone on December 10, 2019

Excellent product that lets me keep my mealworms for much longer than normal. -Tina J.


by bronwynwe on October 20, 2019

Arrived quickly and as described. -Bronwyn W.


by VIKKI on August 2, 2019

I love this site. My feeder mealworms/beetles have become my pets since losing my gecko.. I believe because i order only from Exotic Nutrition thats why my bugs are over 2 YEARS old... They are healthy.. (&Happy) -Vikki


by Anonymous on March 27, 2019

I received my mealworms quickly and not a single dead one in the batch. I ordered a thousand but will order two thousand this time. My Beardies love them. They are like a candy bar for them. -Janet M.


by burrism on January 13, 2019

just what I needed and exactly as described. Thank you. -Mike B.


by John B on January 5, 2019

Excellent product , there were no dead mealworms in the order. The mealworms were fat and juicy to all my pets that eat meal worms. The pellets to feed the mealworms was very fresh. When changing out the meal worm box and adding fresh pellets the mealworms made a mad dash for their food pellets. I am so impressed in the quality and freshness of my order I’ve doubled up on the quantity. I highly recommend Exoticnutrition.com. - John B.


by Anonymous on December 4, 2018

Product was great for mealworms. It's an all-in-one package and does what was described. -Brandon M.


by Anonymous on November 25, 2018

Very clean and light weight and I can sort my bugs like I need to a lot easier with this! -Angelina B.


by Anonymous on August 11, 2018

Really nice product. Light and not heavy, works great, stays clean for quite some time. -Rhonda C.


by Anonymous on May 25, 2018

-Ronda F.


by Anonymous on January 28, 2018

No mess and meal worms love it


by Anonymous on January 27, 2018

Maintaining mealworms for the first time. This bedding has been working perfectly.


by Anonymous on November 7, 2017

Great product


by Anonymous on September 23, 2017

First attempt at mealworm farm. Appreciate the help.


by Anonymous on August 9, 2017

This is our first time ordering this product, to use as bedding and spreadable food. We put it in the mealworms trays and they seem to enjoy and retain their weight. Good product.


by Anonymous on July 18, 2017

works great!


by Anonymous on June 7, 2017

I fish teneesee river back water and little bait fish eat up the night crawlers but they rarely eat many meal worms and catfish love them large and small.

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