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  • Waxworms
    Spikes Fly Larvae Superworms Waxworms Waxworms See 1 more picture RRP Price 10 00 SKU Vendor Brand Condition Weight Rating Availability Shipping Calculated at checkout Minimum Purchase unit s Maximum Purchase unit s Gift Wrapping Number Please Choose an Option 50 250 500 1000 Hold at Post Office or Hub Yes I want the live guarantee Quantity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Buy in bulk and save Product Description Waxworms Galleria mellonella For live delivery guarantee if your temps are below 55 or over 85 the Hold for Pickup button must be checked above Waxworms are a soft juicy and plump treat that animals just love we call them the vanilla cake of feeders Reptiles and birds alike devour the creamy fat bodied worms and the people that feed them love how digestible they are Fishermen use them for icefishing pan fish perch bass and catfish Care and Storage Let the waxworms pupate into moths for a treat that will make your reptiles go crazy They love to chase them Waxworms will last one to

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  • Rainbow Mealworms Brands
    Care Sheets Returns Policy Request Hold for Pickup Blog Reviews Categories Accessories Combo Packs Bedding Bran Butterworms Cleaner Crew Crickets Dubia Roaches Flightless Fruit Flies Giant Mealworms Hornworms Insect Food Madagascar Roaches Mealworm Castings Mealworms Phoenix Worms Red Earthworms Red Giant Mealworms Repashy Superfoods Spikes Fly Larvae Superworms Waxworms Brands Tag Cloud The brands tag cloud shows all of the brands available for purchase The bigger the brand appears the

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  • Wild Birds - Posts - Rainbow Mealworms
    2014 with the driest areas occurring in the southern part of California Fig 2 Here we can see the drought on October 21 st 2014 expanding affecting more states throughout the West and Southwest So why does this drought have anything to do with wild birds receiving adequate nutrition and protein sources Because of moles Moles are the natural predator of beetles worms and all things creepy crawly They are voracious feeders and eat their weight in grubs every day In fact it has been shown through experimentation that they literally are insatiable and will continue eating as long as they are provided with food of their liking Moles can dig 15 feet per hour and generally will dig around 100 feet per day Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 Because of this vast expenditure of energy they need to match it with a vast intake of proteinaceous food like invertebrate worms Henderson 2005 In normal conditions where the soil is moist worms are likely to venture to the top of the soil where they re protected by the moisture of the grass This makes for an equal playing field between the mole and the wild bird Sometimes the mole might get the worm Other times the mole may be a little slower than the bird and the early bird gets the worm However this game is completely changed in the favor of the mole during drought conditions When soil is dry and cracked near the surface worms tunnel deeper and closer to moisture Moles will follow them deep down into the soil underneath sidewalks and along sewer drain fields Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 All places that our friend the wild bird cannot follow This makes for big fat strong moles and protein deficient unhappy brittle

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  • drought - Posts - Rainbow Mealworms
    with the driest areas occurring in the southern part of California Fig 2 Here we can see the drought on October 21 st 2014 expanding affecting more states throughout the West and Southwest So why does this drought have anything to do with wild birds receiving adequate nutrition and protein sources Because of moles Moles are the natural predator of beetles worms and all things creepy crawly They are voracious feeders and eat their weight in grubs every day In fact it has been shown through experimentation that they literally are insatiable and will continue eating as long as they are provided with food of their liking Moles can dig 15 feet per hour and generally will dig around 100 feet per day Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 Because of this vast expenditure of energy they need to match it with a vast intake of proteinaceous food like invertebrate worms Henderson 2005 In normal conditions where the soil is moist worms are likely to venture to the top of the soil where they re protected by the moisture of the grass This makes for an equal playing field between the mole and the wild bird Sometimes the mole might get the worm Other times the mole may be a little slower than the bird and the early bird gets the worm However this game is completely changed in the favor of the mole during drought conditions When soil is dry and cracked near the surface worms tunnel deeper and closer to moisture Moles will follow them deep down into the soil underneath sidewalks and along sewer drain fields Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 All places that our friend the wild bird cannot follow This makes for big fat strong moles and protein deficient unhappy brittle feathered

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  • mealworms - Posts - Rainbow Mealworms
    and Southwest So why does this drought have anything to do with wild birds receiving adequate nutrition and protein sources Because of moles Moles are the natural predator of beetles worms and all things creepy crawly They are voracious feeders and eat their weight in grubs every day In fact it has been shown through experimentation that they literally are insatiable and will continue eating as long as they are provided with food of their liking Moles can dig 15 feet per hour and generally will dig around 100 feet per day Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 Because of this vast expenditure of energy they need to match it with a vast intake of proteinaceous food like invertebrate worms Henderson 2005 In normal conditions where the soil is moist worms are likely to venture to the top of the soil where they re protected by the moisture of the grass This makes for an equal playing field between the mole and the wild bird Sometimes the mole might get the worm Other times the mole may be a little slower than the bird and the early bird gets the worm However this game is completely changed in the favor of the mole during drought conditions When soil is dry and cracked near the surface worms tunnel deeper and closer to moisture Moles will follow them deep down into the soil underneath sidewalks and along sewer drain fields Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 All places that our friend the wild bird cannot follow This makes for big fat strong moles and protein deficient unhappy brittle feathered birds How can we help We can start by providing worms above ground where birds have access to them Mealworms are an excellent source of protein for wild birds and they

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  • entomophagy - Posts - Rainbow Mealworms
    billion people or more through raising animals in CAFOs is simply scary So how do we avoid this path Vegetarianism seems like the logical answer Although it sounds good it s not necessarily realistic There are many places on earth that aren t suitable for farming and these people would starve waiting for food to be shipped out to them once food resources dwindled not to mentions the high fuel costs involved Also animal protein contains complete sets of essential amino acids which are necessary for human functioning The answer to this global problem could very well lie in our friendly little creature the insect To compare the waste and resources of animal meat obtained through CAFOs let s look at the numbers for raising insects To obtain 1 pound of insects it takes 2 pounds of feed 1 gallon of water and 2 cubic feet of space Martin 2014 In comparison one hundred pounds of feed produces 10 pounds of beef The same amount of food would produce 4 times the amount of crickets So they re more efficient than raising cattle but you might question how beneficial they are to eat What nutritional value do they hold Do they stand up to beef chicken and pork 100 grams of crickets contains 121 calories 12 9 grams of protein and 75 8 milligrams of iron Some options such as silk worms and termites contain zero carbohydrates and are a great source of protein and calories Caterpillars are packed with iron thiamine niacin and contain 28 grams of protein per 100 grams Lean ground beef and fish are on par with caterpillars as far as protein goes but are lacking in the vitamin and iron levels Bryant 2008 In places of the world where red meat is hard to come by iron deficiency anemia could even be prevented by eating insects By switching or substituting part of our diet with insects we could greatly impact our environment and economy through reducing waste and conserving resources and this would accommodate the rising population and their need for food People might initially turn away at the thought of eating bugs because they re not a traditional food source but preparation and presentation are key Although they are edible and can even be delicious raw seasoning and cooking insects makes them much more palatable to those unfamiliar to the idea Most people would never eat a slimy raw quivering piece of chicken but once barbequed and slathered with sauce everyone s mouth is watering Mealworms with chili and garlic fried with butter are comparable to little roasted peanuts Genziuk 2013 Grasshoppers prepared with a Southern Mexican recipe yields a crunchy garlic lime and salt laced delight Lallanilla 2013 For those who are squeamish about seeing the actual bug roasted crickets can be ground into a fine powder and added like a flour to baked goods for a nutritious protein packed supplement Martin 2014 Whichever way you choose insects can be prepared to your

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  • edible bugs - Posts - Rainbow Mealworms
    8 billion people or more through raising animals in CAFOs is simply scary So how do we avoid this path Vegetarianism seems like the logical answer Although it sounds good it s not necessarily realistic There are many places on earth that aren t suitable for farming and these people would starve waiting for food to be shipped out to them once food resources dwindled not to mentions the high fuel costs involved Also animal protein contains complete sets of essential amino acids which are necessary for human functioning The answer to this global problem could very well lie in our friendly little creature the insect To compare the waste and resources of animal meat obtained through CAFOs let s look at the numbers for raising insects To obtain 1 pound of insects it takes 2 pounds of feed 1 gallon of water and 2 cubic feet of space Martin 2014 In comparison one hundred pounds of feed produces 10 pounds of beef The same amount of food would produce 4 times the amount of crickets So they re more efficient than raising cattle but you might question how beneficial they are to eat What nutritional value do they hold Do they stand up to beef chicken and pork 100 grams of crickets contains 121 calories 12 9 grams of protein and 75 8 milligrams of iron Some options such as silk worms and termites contain zero carbohydrates and are a great source of protein and calories Caterpillars are packed with iron thiamine niacin and contain 28 grams of protein per 100 grams Lean ground beef and fish are on par with caterpillars as far as protein goes but are lacking in the vitamin and iron levels Bryant 2008 In places of the world where red meat is hard to come by iron deficiency anemia could even be prevented by eating insects By switching or substituting part of our diet with insects we could greatly impact our environment and economy through reducing waste and conserving resources and this would accommodate the rising population and their need for food People might initially turn away at the thought of eating bugs because they re not a traditional food source but preparation and presentation are key Although they are edible and can even be delicious raw seasoning and cooking insects makes them much more palatable to those unfamiliar to the idea Most people would never eat a slimy raw quivering piece of chicken but once barbequed and slathered with sauce everyone s mouth is watering Mealworms with chili and garlic fried with butter are comparable to little roasted peanuts Genziuk 2013 Grasshoppers prepared with a Southern Mexican recipe yields a crunchy garlic lime and salt laced delight Lallanilla 2013 For those who are squeamish about seeing the actual bug roasted crickets can be ground into a fine powder and added like a flour to baked goods for a nutritious protein packed supplement Martin 2014 Whichever way you choose insects can be prepared to

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  • chickens - Posts - Rainbow Mealworms
    non egg laying chicken often times triggers panic But those with many years experience with egg laying hens know that this is a critical time to supplement the chicken with the nutrients it needs Feathers are about 85 protein and require both energy and protein stores from the chicken s body in order to be grown Each chicken has about 8 500 feathers and all of them must be shed and regrown The energy demand from your chicken can often be observed in their behavior A molting chicken will become subdued and less active Many farmers say it s very important to provide your chickens with a calm stress free environment and to handle them as little as possible Even tiny stressors can sap them of the energy needed for molting Mealworms are a strong source of protein and other nutrients for your chickens to aid them with the high energy needed for the molt Mealworms contain 12 of the 16 elements found in living tissues They re high in vitamins A and B which are essential for tissue growth in this case feathers Mealworms are 30 protein compare that to the 16 18 protein content of most chicken feeds

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