Josh's Frogs Bean Beetle Culture (16 oz) - SHIPS WITH ANIMALS-


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Keep Bean Beetle Cultures in temperatures between 75°F and 85°F. Keep at a humidity level around 50%. 

Bean beetles are a species of weevil that lay their eggs on black eyed peas. Black eye peas are high in protein, fiber, iron, calcium and even contain some vitamin A.They make great snacks for dart frogs and other herps that appreciate smaller prey. Each culture will produce hundreds of beetles over several weeks. A culture may not have bean beetles visible when it's received, but hundreds of beetles will emerge in the next couple weeks. Keep the culture warmer (up to 85F) to see beetles faster.

How do I collect bean beetles from the culture? Bean beetles like to climb. Insert a piece of paper towel, coffee filter, or cardboard tube in the culture. Once it is covered with beetles, remove it and shake the beetles off into a feeding cup.

Why are there no beetles visible in the culture? We ship the cultures after the first generation of adult beetles have died off and eggs have been laid on the beans. New beetles will hatch out within 2 weeks, if not sooner.

How long will the bean beetle culture last? Each bean beetle culture will produce beetles for several weeks after you receive it. We recommend using a Bean Beetle Culture Kit to make a new culture with beetles from the first boom of the culture you received. Each culture will boom 2-3 times.

Where can I have bean beetles shipped to?
Bean beetles are considered a crop pest in the United States, and are regulated by the USDA. Josh's Frogs has the proper permits in place to ship bean beetles to most states. We cannot ship bean beetles to Utah and Hawaii. 


For more information about Callosobruchus maculatus, please read our blog on Bean Beetle Care and Culture.



Shipping for any number of frogs is just $39.99. Frogs are shipped via UPS Next Day Air and are delivered by 10:30am to most locations, Tuesday through Friday. Josh's Frogs does not ship frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependant on your availability and weather.


Please respond to our Frog Shipping Email, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive. We'll email back to confirm after checking your local weather conditions.


We can ship directly to your address, as long as your local overnight low temperature is above 39F the night of shipping, and your high temperature is below 91F at noon on the day of arrival. If your overnight lows are below 40F but above 29F, Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest UPS Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your high temperature is over 90F at the guarantee 'delivered by' time (typically 12pm), Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest UPS Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your overnight low is below 30F, Josh's Frogs retains the right to hold frog shipping until temperatures increase due to safety concerns. We will hold the frogs at our facility for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. This policy is designed with the best interests and health of our animals at heart!


To find your nearest appropriate UPS location, click here and follow the instructions below:

  • Enter your zip code in the top search box (but DON'T search just yet!).

  • Expand See All Options, and then Location Type.

  • Check The UPS Store® and UPS Customer Center boxes.

  • Expand Location Filters, and check the Staffed Locations box.

  • Click Find in the bottom right-hand corner of the Location search box.


UPS's website will display the nearest locations where you may pick up your frogs. We'll look up the locations for you when we call to schedule frog shipping. You do not need to check your temperature before ordering frogs - Josh's Frogs will call you to schedule frog orders before any orders are shipped out, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive, and to check your local weather conditions.


Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. We have a special contract with UPS to ship live animals directly to residential addresses and guarantee live arrival as long as our Live Arrival Conditions are met.

Josh's Frogs Bean Beetle Culture (16 oz) - SHIPS WITH ANIMALS

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