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Josh's Frogs Giant Mealworms

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Product Name Price Qty
Giant Mealworms (50 Count)
$3.99
Giant Mealworms (250 Count)
$7.99
Giant Mealworms (500 Count)
$11.99
Giant Mealworms (1000 Count)
$21.99

These giant mealworms are about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" in length, because they are a natural product sizes may vary slightly. Giant Mealworms have long been a staple feeder insect in the reptile and amphibian hobby. Actually larvae of the darkling beetle Tenebrio molitor, giant mealworms are inexpensive and easy to store before feeding them to your reptile or amphibian. Josh's Frogs offers giant mealworms in 50, 250, and 500 count quantities.

How to Feed

Giant mealworms can be fed as a treat or staple, depending on the animals you're feeding. Make sure to dust giant mealworms with a proper vitamin and mineral supplement before being fed to your pet. Feed giant mealworms using feeding tongs or in a worm dish.

Giant Mealworms are great feeder insects for: leopard geckos, crested geckos, fat tail geckos, bearded dragons, lizards, geckos, wild birds, and fish. In fact, some fishermen swear by giant mealworms, calling them the ideal bait! Wild birds absolutely love giant mealworms as a treat - these high protein feeders provide a big energy boost!

How to Store

When Josh's Frogs ships giant mealworms they are already stored on wheat bran without food - exactly how you want to keep them. Keep giant mealworms at 45-55F to prolong their lifespan. As giant mealworms worms go bad, they will become dark in color and eventually turn black and spoil. Discard any black giant mealworms. Older giant mealworms may pupate. These pupae may still be offered to your pet. Discard adult beetles, as most animals find these distasteful. Under ideal conditions, giant mealworms should keep for several weeks.

Nutritional Information

Protein 20%, Fat 13%, Fiber 2%, Water 62%

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.