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Butterworms (25 count)-

$8.99

Quantity Available: 18

Due to a wildfire in Chile, butterworm supplies are scarce or nonexistant. At this time, we do not have a projected availability date for butterworms.

 

Butterworms (25 count) are larvae of the Chilean Moth (Chilecomadia moorei). Butterworms are popular fishing bait in South America, and exported to the United States for the same purpose. Fortunately for us (and your hungry pets!), butterworms make a great snack! Butterworms are relatively low in fat and are very high in calcium. Butterworms' bright coloration and undulating, catepillar like movement entices even the pickest of eaters to chow down. Butterworms measure approximately 1.25-1.5", and are consumed by bearded dragons, leopard geckos, aquatic turtles, chameleons, monitors, tegus, fat tail geckos, and many tarantulas, centipedes, and scorpions.

How to Store

Simply put the container the butterworms come in in your fridge door. Butterworms come packed in wheat bran, which they may eat. Store butterworms at 38-42F. At these temps, butterworms may last a month or longer!

How to Feed

It's common for butterworms to spin a cocoon during storage - carefully tear this apart to reveal the butterworm. Remove butterworms from the wheat bran and place them in a bowl, or tong feed them to your animal.

Nutritional Information

Protein ~15%

Fat 5%

Calcium: ~430ppm

Moisture ~60%

Live Insect Shipping Schedule


Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live insect shipping schedule below.



  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.


Shipping Quote


To get a shipping quote for your order, add the items to your cart and click on "Shipping Estimator" in your cart. Shipping prices are based on distance the package will travel and the weight of the total order. 


Josh's Frogs 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy


Our policy covers all live insect shipments that fall under the following requirements:


If live insects shipped via 2-3 day service:



  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt


If live insects shipped via 1 day service: 



  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees


Claims on Live Insect Orders



  • We must be contacted within the first 3 days of the package arriving

  • Customer must be able to provide a picture via email if asked


We will not replace or refund any live insects after 3 days after arrival of the package. For our full policy visit the 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy section of our website.