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Butterworms for Sale

We have decided that we will no longer be selling butterworms. This was not a decision that we made lightly, and we have been debating on this for awhile now. We feel that in many ways, they are a subpar feeder; they are high in fat (as are waxworms), and while this is okay as part of a well-balanced diet, they are also cost-prohibitive. As they are imported from outside the US, this limits our control when it comes to their quality, and we only wish to supply the best quality feeders. For the benefits that they do offer, we feel it is not worth the cost to you or the risks associated with continuing to offer them to you as our valued customer.

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.

Butterworm Nutritional Information:
  • Moisture: 60.2%
  • Protein: 15.5%
  • Fat: 29.4%
  • Ash: 0.8%
  • Fiber: 1.4%
  • Calcium: 125mg/kg
  • Phosphorous: 2250mg/kg

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!

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