Mealworms are the larva form of the darkling beetle and stage 2 of a 4 stage life cycle - egg, larva (mealworm), pupa, and beetle. Mealworms will stay in their larva stage for months if kept between 43-50 degrees.
Place the container of mealworms and bedding in a refrigerator. Remove the mealworms about once a week and give them a water source, such as sliced apples, carrots or potatoes. Armstrong's packs mealworms in a grain-based bedding material that also acts as food for the mealworms. You can add oatmeal, wheat germ or corn meal for an additional food source. .It is better to have a fresh stock and not order more than a two-week supply at a time.
If you are ordering more than 10 boxes combined of crickets and/or worms, additional shipping charges will apply. You will be contacted to collect the additional charges before your order is processed.