SILKWORMS ARE ONLY GUARANTEED WITH NEXT DAY SHIPPING (shipped Mon - Thur)
ALL OTHER ORDERS SHIPPED MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
For live delivery guarantee: if your temps are above 85° the "Hold for Pickup" button must be checked above!
We ship 30 silkworms in a pod with chow made from real mulberry leaves. They ship at a little over 3/4" long and will grow to 3" long.
Silkworms have a short life cycle, only 18 to 30 days from hatching to cocoon!
Many feel that silkworms are the most nutritional insect you can feed your pet. They have low fat, high protein and calcium. Gecko breeders tell us they have the best hatches when feeding a combination of silkworms & hornworms.
If you will not use your worms within several days, they will live much longer if you place them in an open tub or box with fresh mulberry leaves. These can be found in most parks and neighborhoods, but they lose their leaves during the winter. The pod is prone to mold growth due to the closed conditions, and they will fare much better in an open container.
If you'd like your worms to grow larger, keep them at 78° to 88°; if you want to slow thier growth they can be removed from their food for several days. Clean all containers and your hands with 70% isopropyl alcohol before transferring the worms.
Shake out the dark little 'kernels', these are the droppings and will build up quickly