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Mealworms are great feeder insects for reptiles, birds, aquariums, monkeys, pigs, poultry and are recognized as a staple feed for many pet owners across the globe. We’re providing an economical solution for pet owners who have reptiles, chickens and other animals with every 1KG batch container of mealworms containing a minimum of 5000 mealworms and each 500 gram contains a minimum of 2500 mealworms.

Mealworms are the larval form of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio Molitor).

They have become one of the most common feeder insects and are therefore available in most markets and are used for all sorts of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

What eats Mealworms?

Mealworms are great feeder insects for reptiles, birds, aquariums, monkeys, pigs and poultry.

They are recognized as a staple feed for many pet owners across the globe.

We are providing an economical solution for pet owners who have reptiles, chickens and other animals. That is to say, with every 1KG batch container, you will get a minimum of 5000 worms and each 500 gram contains a minimum of 2500 worms.

Our mealworms are available in the following quantities: two hundred worms, five hundred worms, two hundred and fifty grams, five hundred grams and one kilogram.

When you’re ordering in bulk, we suggest storing them in a fridge between 5 – 10°C. For the reason that you will keep them in a dormant state for them to last for 30 – 40 days.

They go through four life stages: Eggs, larvae, pupae and beetle.

Buying mealworms for your chickens and birds:

Chickens require protein (along with 12 of the 16 elements found in living tissues) in order to molt their feathers. Which makes Mealworms a suitable and tasty component of their diet.

They are also high in vitamins A and B which are essential for tissue growth, in this case feathers.

If you’re looking for a delicious treat to give the wild birds in your garden, then look no further because they will certainly devour these small sized worms up in seconds.

Mealworms are very easy to keep and do not let off much smell. However, they should be cleaned regularly in addition to healthy gut loading.

Important to remember:

Above all, you need to always remember to feed appropriate sized feeder insects to your pets for the reason that they can swallow and digest them easily.

We offer mealworms for sale throughout South Africa but offer our mealworms for sale from Fairland, Johannesburg.

Similarly, provide adequate supplements and gut loading to ensure that they get all the nutrition they require.

We offer mealworms for sale in small and large quantities.

For a larger option of feeder insects, we recommend you take a look at our superworms:

For more info on mealworms, please click here.

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  1. Lanzar Williams (verified owner)

    Amazing quality…. far from pupating and very active

  2. (verified owner)

    Mealworms came in perfectly! Packaging was very clever and they were very fresh.

  3. Eliethyia Beyleveld (verified owner)

    Very happy and impressed with the quality and fast delivery. I received my goods within two days. The worms were neatly and hygienically packaged, they all looked healthy. I can highly recommend the Silkworm Shop and will be purchasing from them again.

  4. Elma de Bruto (verified owner)

    Good quality mealworms!

  5. Stephen van der Westhuizen (verified owner)

    Great quality, got what I asked for, found that mine were very small, so they also have some time to grow before changing into beetles (which is very nice, since my local pet shop always sells the larger worms that change within a week)

  6. BlackAngelKitty (verified owner)

    This is such a bargain. These worms are so lively and healthy, which is good because my chameleon notices them easier if they move around. There’s also a nice size variety so I’m not going to be stuck with a container of beetles within a few days.

  7. Tony Viljoen (verified owner)

    Thank you very much for the good quality insects that are full of life. All insects arrived fat and full of life. Kevin Hanenberg thank you very much for your excellent assistance and helpfulness and the good service.

  8. franco jordaan (verified owner)

    excellent fatty and juicy looking with top standard quality

  9. beardedbuddys19 (verified owner)

    I recently ordered some mealworms from the Silkwormshop SA and was thoroughly impressed with their service! I received my order within just two days of placing it, which was incredibly convenient. The mealworms themselves were healthy and alive, which was great. I’m really satisfied with my order and I’d definitely give the Silkwormshop SA a four-star review!

  10. malhvdberg (verified owner)

    Very satisfied with product and the worms look healthy and fat.

    • Kevin Hanenberg (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for your support and feedback.

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