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Butterworms (Chilecomadia moorei) are the larval form of the Chilean moth and are commonly used for fishing bait in South America. They also make popular treats for a variety of pet invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles.
Butterworms contain a moderate amount of protein, but they are extremely high in fat and phosphorus (a mineral that can inhibit calcium absorption), so it's best to offer them occasionally as a treat. They do not have a balanced calcium to phosphorus ratio, so they must be dusted with a high-quality calcium powder before feeding.
- Moisture: 60.2%
- Protein: 15.5%
- Fat: 29.4%
- Ash: 0.8%
- Fiber: 1.4%
- Calcium: 125mg/kg
- Phosphorous: 2250mg/kg
Browse our great prices on high-quality live butterworms for your pets here! Once they arrive, butterworms should be kept in a cool, dry place in the container that they arrived in. They don't require feeding, making them very easy to care for.
Providing a variety of different food sources is an important part of keeping your pet healthy, so be sure to check out our other feeder insects too!