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Item #: FB1616

Price: $30.30

Mealworms are popular in biology labs for observations of insect metamorphosis and are also an excellent food source for amphibians and reptiles. Shipped in shallow bait containers with bran meal medium.

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Maintenance Alert

Maintain mealworms in containers with screens or ventilated covers at 25 to 30 ºC. Mealworms thrive on any type of grain-including bran meal, oat flakes, or corn meal. Provide moisture by adding slices of carrot, potato or apple.

This item can only be shipped to schools, museums and science centers

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Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are clean, odorless and easy to maintain. They are ideal for classroom use and illustrating an insect life cycle with completely metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupa and adult). A continuous culture is also excellent as a food supplement for a variety of animals, such as fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles.


Save time and money by becoming a mealworm farmer! Mealworms are fun to culture and will be a wonderful learning experience for your students. Everything you need to start a culture is conveniently packaged in the Mealworm Culture Kit. 

Teacher Notes, reproducible student handouts, food and culture containers are provided. Additional Flinn Mealworm Diet can be purcased separately.

Mealworm cultures are available separately.