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The Bug Factory Mealworm Growing Pods

The Bug Factory Mealworm Growing Pods

Regular price $99.99 USD
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A word from Em:
Ok, I go through a lot – A LOT – of mealworms every week. This mealworm growing pod from The Bug Factory has been a game changer for me in so many ways. My reptiles benefit from having mealworms readily available in all different sizes and life stages, I don’t have to worry about losing a shipment of mealworms to the cold or the heat when I am not home to receive them, AND I get to save a ton of money by feeding leftovers to my mealworms, and not having to keep buying hundreds of them every month. This pod keeps odor to an absolute minimum, and the plastic is made from recycled white appliances – like the plastic found in refrigerators! Super cool! Mealworms are a great staple for many reptiles and birds, including chickens, and make a great treat for small pets, such as hamsters, rats, and parakeets.  

In Bug Factory's words:
Save money, be more sustainable and have access to higher-quality pet & animal feed! The Bug Factory is the perfect solution for affordable, nutritious live feed for your fish, poultry, birds, reptiles and other exotics. Our pods are a unique 3-tiered design that creates the ideal ecosystem for a continual supply of live mealworms. Escape-proof habitat is designed to produce 150g - 300g of mealworms per tray. Recycle your fruit and vegetable waste with our mealworm pods, while providing moisture to the colony. Turn your low cost waste feed (wheat bran, oatmeal) into high-quality pet feed. Carbon filters mitigate odors. Perforated lids keep colonies well oxygenated while simplifying harvesting of frass (castings, exoskeltons) through sifting. Adult beetles are cloistered in the blue breeding tray, keeping the distinct lifecycles separated for superior performance. Expand your colony vertically up to 6 pods high for greater harvests!
Mealworms and bedding (their food) are not included.

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What in the box:

  • Habitat Tray x 3
  • Perforated Lid x 3
  • Beetle Inlay Tray (blue) x 1
  • Plastic Tweezer x 1
  • Carbon Filter x 3


Our mealworm breeding kits are made from 100% recycled fridge freezer plastic.


Weight: 3 lbs, 4 oz (full kit, empty)
Dims: 14" wide (point to point), 7.75" Tall
Shape: Hexagonal
​Capacity: 1.25 Gallon / 5 Quart / 7.43 Liters per pod
Expansion: Stack up to 6 pods high
Shipping Details: 4.2 lbs boxed | parcel size 13" x 14" x 7.5" Tall

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