2-4cm Medium/Small Silkworms
This listing is for 20 Medium size silkworms (Bombyx Mori)
Approximate size: 2-4cm
Variety is the spice of life!
In the wild, common pets such as reptiles, amphibians, fish, frogs, and snakes munch on worms, spiders, moths, crickets, grubs and more. Some species may pig out. For example, some anoles have been observed to eat upwards of 20-30 unfortunate creatures per day. In the wild, your pet would be getting a huge variety— enough to create a veritable critter buffet. They live like royalty in paradise.
For the happiest and healthiest pets, what you want to do is simulate this natural variety in the diet. Feed your animal as many different healthy things as you can find at the pet store and online. You’ll find a nice variety of feeders on this site and others. And of course, silkworms make a great alternative to the same old crickets—which do provide good nutrition and are high in chitin. Silkworms are hardier, less expensive, and easier to take care of than other feeders on the market.
Great facts about silkworms:
*Great staple food item*
*Easy to digest*
*Easy to handle*
*Very enticing to your herps*
*Soft bodied (no exoskeleton, so easy digestion)*
*High Ca:p ratio*
*No noise or smell*
*Known to end hunger strikes*
Silkworms contain an enzyme called serrapeptase which has many beneficial properties such as being an excellent anti-inflamatory and pain reliever, aids with calcium absorption and also fights arterial plaque!!
Feeding your animals – Why Silkworms?
First of all, Silkworms are one of the most nutritious, economical and
convenient feeders on the market. Silkworms are a high source of Calcium, Protein, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, and Vitamins B1, B2, and B3.
Silkworms look and taste better to most animals than many other types of feeders.
Easier: They cannot jump, escape or hide, unlike many other insects. They are slow moving and easier for your animals to catch.
Soft Bodied: They are easier for your animals to swallow and digest.
Silkworms cannot bite or harm your animals because they have no sharp jaws or legs.
Size and Value: Mature silkworms can grow up to 10 times the weight of a cricket. At one popular nationwide pet store, small crickets currently sell for 9 cents each. Check our product page and you’ll see that for the same amount of meat, our silkworms sell for substantially less.
Variety: Animals need variety in their diet to remain healthy.
Silkworms often cause a feeding response from picky eaters or animals on a hunger strike.
Ease of care: Silkworms require no special containers or any water.
No annoying sounds or odors.
Mortality Rate: Crickets die off quickly; Silkworms are much more hearty and will live substantially longer.