Silkworms - Small

Regular price $15.50

Size: About 1/2''
Small Silkworms are a very nutritious, low-fat live pet feeder for many animals.
Excellent for most fish, lizards, snakes, amphibians, frogs, turtles, birds, spiders, and reptiles.
Most small animals love Silkworms!
Silkworms are especially high in calcium.
Therapeutic for sick animals, picky eaters and gravid females. Also, very tempting for those on a hunger strike.

IMPORTANT: Silkworms must be fed if you plan on keeping them around. They eat only Mulberry leaves or our prepared Mulberry Food, which you'll find HERE.

Silkworms are fascinating AND they are extremely nutritious when fed to your animals (please see nutritional information chart HERE). We specialize not only in Flightless Fruit Flies, but also in Silkworms. Silkworms are for a huge number of purposes, from being a live feeder for your pet to being the basis of a silkworm biology project in school, and on to simply being a brief pet for you and your children, SILKWORMS ARE WONDERFUL!

Silkworms have a life cycle of approximately 4-6 weeks. After hatching, they will gorge themselves on mulberry and grow very quickly to about 3'' plus. They will then spin a silk cocoon and change into a moth. The moth will emerge, mate, lay eggs and die within a week or two, completing the life cycle.